Carnival off to a flying start

RICHARD PARR Hundreds of people enjoyed another day of events today staged as part of the week-long Wells Carnival..

RICHARD PARR

Hundreds of people enjoyed another day of events today staged as part of the week-long Wells Carnival.

Kite-making and seaside theme workshops, a pottery class, a history walk around Wells with local historian Tom Sands and Wells Art Group exhibition preview were just some of the events attracting interest.

There is to be a concert featuring local traditional music, song and step dancing with Rig-A-Jig-Jig and an open air disco on the Beach Road playing field tonight (Monday).

Tomorrow sees the carnival's first Funquay Fiesta Day on the car-free quayside with a variety of activities, craft stalls and foot stalls set out throughout the day followed by music tonight. Other events today include the ever-popular children's gillying competitiion (catching crabs) along the beach bank and the sandcastle building competition on Wells beach, a panto revue at the Granary Theatre with Joyce Trett and friends and a carnival quiz.

Carnival chairman Patrick Weston said he was delighted with the way the carnival had started. “Sunday's Grand Fete drew record crowds and that, together with the successful Jimmy Jones evening, all is set for another great carnival week,” he said.