Ashton Carnival

Started by: empress (9667) 

Anyone remember it? Why was it stopped.
It used to be a fantastic day out us kids loved it.Happy days
It used to get the community together, wish it could be brought back.

Started: 30th Aug 2006 at 12:27

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Empress, most towns had a carnival.I wonder what happened for them all to disappear. What a shame.
I know Golborne still has a carnival in May.

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 12:31

Posted by: empress (9667) 

Can you imagine the regulations thesedays though, with all the health and safety, would they actually allow kids to stand on lorries while they are moving ? Worlds gone regulations mad.

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 12:35

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

So true, the world has gone mad.

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 12:41

Posted by: tonker (25136) 

It's The Bells ... The Bells ... They make me Mad!

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 14:47

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Tonker, what bells are those?

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 14:58

Posted by: holly (59)

I remember it really well. My nanna lived in Ashton-in-M and I looked forward to the carnival every year. I particularly remember all the morris dancing troups and all those leading girls with loads of medals pinned across their chests! The floats had different themes. The huge shire horses would always make an appearance, pulling the beer barrel cart (Watney's Red Label??). It was a very colourful spectacle. It is a shame that the "community" feel has pretty much died out countrywide. My local village has a special day each year with side stalls and a few fairground rides but not a patch on Ashton Carnival which was like a small scale Notting Hill!

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 15:01

Posted by: bentlegs (4787)

I think it is the safety factor, no one will give insurance against anyone getting hurt,

Replied: 30th Aug 2006 at 16:42


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