Fairytale day for schools carnival
Held on Saturday June 10, thousands of people lined the town’s streets with the procession of floats, representing local schools, businesses, clubs and charities, attracting people in their numbers.
The theme for this year’s carnival was Fairytales and people fully embraced the spirit in fancy dress, with the money raised shared between the nine infant and junior schools that take part.
Sally Hills, carnival representative for Hawridge and Cholesbury School and secretary and trustee of the Schools of Chesham Carnival Committee said: “It was a fantastic day.
“There were lots of happy faces. It was really nice in the nice weather.
“It was nice to bring the community and all the schools together.”
The Chesham carnival began in 1974, after found- er David Steel saw how much fun people had at a pram race in the town. He convinced a group of residents and parents to form The Schools of Chesham Carnival Committee.
Mr Steel died in 2012, but his legacy lives on with a trophy named in his honour, which is awarded to a person or team making an outstanding contribution to the day.
Schools of Chesham 2017 Fairytales Procession results: Newtown School with Peter Pan Elmtree School with Sleeping Beauty Brushwood School with Snow White Hawridge and Cholesbury School with The Little Mermaid and Thomas Harding School with Cinderella Chesham Bois School with Jack and the Beanstalk Waterside School with Alice In Wonderland Gamekeepers Lodge