Celebrate the wonders of the world at Wisbech Rose Fair parade

Wisbech Rose Fair

Wisbech Rose Fair - Credit: Archant

MORE than 20 decorated floats will take to the streets of Wisbech for the 50th anniversary Rose Fair parade on Saturday, July 6, bringing a carnival atmosphere to the town.

Wisbech Rose Fair. Wisbech St Mary school.

Wisbech Rose Fair. Wisbech St Mary school. - Credit: Archant

The parade will be led by Rose Queen Yazmin Holmes and float entrants include schools, clubs and organisations helping to raise money for local charities.

A park and ride service will operate from Elm High Road to Church Terrace on Saturday, July 6.

A park and ride service will operate from Elm High Road to Church Terrace on Saturday, July 6. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Round Table organises the parade. Chairman Simon Johnson said: “In keeping with tradition, there will be two parades, at 11am and 2pm.

“The parade is a unique event that Wisbech Round Table is extremely proud to organise. It brings a carnival atmosphere to our town and captures the true spirit of people coming together from different organisations and walks of life.

“People travel from various parts of the country to attend and see the large number of wonderfully decorated floats, bands and vehicles that are entered each year.”


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The theme for this year’s parade is Wonders of the World. Round Table collectors will carry charity buckets alongside the floats, with money raised donated to local causes.

Mr Johnson thanked fellow Tablers for organising the parades, especially Charlie Newby, chairman of the Rose Fair Committee, along wtih sponsors, transport firms that provide lorries, entrants to the Rose Queen competition, Fenland District Council, float entrants and the public.

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Supporters include Wheelers Accountants, Elgood’s, Nestle Purina, Robert Davis Potatoes, SB Components (International), The Chameleon, Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar, Anglia Components, English Brothers, Priden Engineering, HL Hutchinson, Fenton Insurance Solutions, Alfred Harrold (Containers), Moore Thompson, Brown & Co, Kett Autopaints, Malcolm Starr, Bulley Davey, Peter Humphrey Associates, Drake Towage, Foster Property Maintenance, Supercrete Groundworks, Gathercoles Taxis, Wisbech Grammar School, Harnwell Electrical, L&H Fruits, Norwich & Peterborough Building Society and Premier Choice.

n A park and ride bus service will operate between Elm High Road and Church Terrace on the Saturday. For full details, visit our website.

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