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Saturday 8th June 2019
Theme: "Festivals and Celebrations"
Project: British Heart Foundation / Macmillan Nurses

View From The Field
2019 Picture Gallery

Packing Away

Fair Rides
Procession Part 1

Procession Part 2

Procession Part 3
Procession Part 4

Procession Part 5

Queen & Court
Meadowside Part 1

Meadowside Part 2

Meadowside Part 3

Braintree celebrated its 56th annual carnival in 2019 and once again we had a terrific day despite the weather. It rained the wind blew and then blew some more.

A number of attactions and events had to be cancelled including the planned Blue Falcons Gymnastic Display and various inflatable activities. The procession went ahead as normal. The efforts put in by entrants must have been huge as the weather in the morning was horrendous. Rain and 40mph winds threatened to ruin the day. Braintree rose above it all and by lunchtime it started to calm down and allow us to have a terrific day.

Attractions in the main arena included the usual array of local talent. Also, around the field was the usual fun fair and selection of stalls and refreshments.

Our primary aims of the carnival are to provide entertainment for the town and to raise funds for our chosen project.

A big thank you to everyone who takes part in the event. We could not do it without you all.

Take Part

You can take part in the carnival in a number of ways:

Use the links under Take Part in the left margin for more details.

Keith Robert Watson

4th March 1962 - 27th November 2018

Keith joined the Carnival Committee almost from the day he was born and was an active member until the day he died in 2018.

Over the years Keith helped with many activities. He did so many jobs on and off the field but was never happier than when he was sat on the Carnival Field eating breakfast (as seen below).

Unfortunately, ill health hampered Keith in recent years but he still came along to offer moral support.

He will be sadly missed by all of us.

In memory of Keith we have chosen the 'British Heart Foundation' campaign as one of our 2019 Project. This aims to create a 'Nation of Life Savers'. Further details can be found in the [Project] section.

There is also a funding campaign to raise money for a defibrillator to be situated at Charles Leeks House, Coggeshall Road. This is a busy part of the town and with a lot of public usage and would be an ideal location. If you would like to donate towards this worthy cause then please click the link below:

In Memory of Keith Watson