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.

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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.

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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.

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