AMBER RUDD MP ATTENDED OLD TOWN CARNIVAL LAST WEEK AND TOOK PART IN THE ACTIVITIES. The Carnival in its 51st year was a great success, even with the extreme winds.
Amber was delighted to attend events put on by the carnival organisers, Hastings Old Town Carnival Association and The Old Hastings Preservation Society.
The Old Town Carnival Week offered a packed programme of fun events for all to get involved in. The Carnival exemplifies the great community spirit within the Old Town, which everyone can be proud of.
The events on offer ranged from Pram Racing to Treasure Trails, Open Houses to Walking Tours, Art Shows to Historical Talks, Live Music, Street Parties, all culminating in a Grand Carnival Procession.
On Saturday morning Amber visited the Secret Gardens of the Old Town to look at some beautifully kept communal gardens. She then explored the Street Brocante, where residents were selling a range of items like: clothes, books, plants and pieces of china. A timely pit-stop at All Clements C of E Church for tea was had before going on to explore the newly opened Zoom Art Spring Exhibition at the Old Town Museum and the Open House Living History, a Grade ll Listed 16th century merchant’s house.
In the afternoon, Amber was at the opening ceremony of the Carnival down by The Stade with the organisers, Mayor, Deputy Major and former Old Town Court Queens. Amber then rounded off her fun filled day by marching in the Carnival Procession with Mayor Nigel Sinden, Deputy Mayor James Bacon and Councillor Andy Patmore.
Old Town Carnival Week started in 1969 and has been growing in popularity year on year. It is organised by volunteers and supports numerous local charities.
Notes to the Editor:
- Amber is pictured with the first ever Hastings Carnival Queen from 1969 and Miss Hastings 2007.