Getting into the Saffron Walden Carnival spirit

06:26 02 July 2014

Saffron Walden Round Tablers Dean Head (left) and James Cleaver paid a visit to thank Thaxted Road residents Phillip and Rona Cruikshank for the carnival decorations.

Saffron Walden Round Tablers Dean Head (left) and James Cleaver paid a visit to thank Thaxted Road residents Phillip and Rona Cruikshank for the carnival decorations.

Archant

If there’s one house in town getting into the Saffron Walden Carnival spirit you can’t miss it if you are passing along Thaxted Road.

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

The bunting, flags, signs and decorations are aloft in preparation for Saturday’s procession (July 5) and the ‘8 Day Weekend’ carnival.

Residents Phillip and Rona Cruikshank are responsible, and got a visit from a team of grateful Round Tablers last weekend.

Phillip is the brains behind each design whilst Rona has the steady hand for the paintbrush.

Phillip, 82, said: “We really love the procession and look forward to putting out our decorations for every carnival. We have been doing it for the past 15 years.”

Dean Head, chairman of the Saffron Walden Round Table, the carnival organisers, said: “It has given us the idea to run a ‘best dressed house’ competition for next carnival.

“We love the theme and their fun and enthusiasm – it is what the 8dayweekend is all about!”

•Follow carnival at 8dayweekend.co.uk, where you can sign up for updates and be able to buy tickets. The ‘8 Day Weekend’ runs from July 4-12 on the common and throughout the town.

More news stories

Nepal

A 65-year-old woman from Saffron Walden is feared missing after an earthquake hit Nepal.

16:58
A team of six Essex firefighters and the search and rescue dog Darcy have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake in Kathmandu that took place on Saturday, April 25.

A team of six Essex firefighters and the search and rescue dog ‘Darcy’ have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake in Kathmandu that took place on Saturday, April 25.

09:42
Police investigating the criminal damage of a phone box on High Street on Friday, April 10, Saffron Walden, have released CCTV of a man they are trying to trace, Friday, April 10 at 5pm.  Anyone with information or who recognises the man from the CCTV image can contact PC Hannah Griffiths at Braintree police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police investigating the criminal damage of a phone box have released CCTV of a man they are trying to trace.

16:20
Sara Shaw will be directing and performing in the mayor's charity gala concert this Saturday, May 2.

An exciting mix of musical styles from the worlds of opera, musical theatre and jazz will come together this weekend as professional singers and orchestral musicians unite in support of a worthwhile cause.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Most read stories

Most commented stories