Titchfield Carnival once again a big success

(l-r) Grace Levy, Miss Universe GB, crowns the Titchfield Carnival Queen Megan Walcroft with the assistance of Mark Hussey.  ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-656)
(l-r) Grace Levy, Miss Universe GB, crowns the Titchfield Carnival Queen Megan Walcroft with the assistance of Mark Hussey. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-656)
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WITH a huge smile on her face, Megan Walcroft became the star of the show at a village’s annual spectacle.

The youngster enjoyed being crowned queen of Titchfield Carnival by Miss Universe UK Grace Levy.

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Triumph Trident motorcycle, part of the vintage vehicle procession. ''Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-201) PPP-141026-193857003

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Triumph Trident motorcycle, part of the vintage vehicle procession. ''Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-201) PPP-141026-193857003

The spectacle was once again a roaring success as huge crowds came to witness its 200th anniversary.

Stacks of entertainment was on offer for the whole family.

A procession featuring scores of brightly-coloured floats proved to be a highlight.

Prizes were given out to the best floats, with 1st Titchfield Beavers and Clubs clinching the Fred Salmon Cup for one that was D-Day inspired.

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Love Honey Bees float in the Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-203) PPP-141026-193846003

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Love Honey Bees float in the Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-203) PPP-141026-193846003

Three other D-Day floats also became award winners.

And Titchfield Gardeners Club picked up the Flo Rogers Cup for its float called ‘The Bees are Back’.

Laura Dunkley School Of Dance & Performing Arts, in Wallington, scooped the St Anne’s School Carnival Challenge Shield thanks to its Charlie and the Chocolate Factory creation.

An impressive car show and a performance from Victory Morrismen also helped to make the occasion memorable.

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Victory Morrismen, ''Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-619) PPP-141026-193734003

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Victory Morrismen, ''Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-619) PPP-141026-193734003

In the run up to the carnival weekend, a ‘zombie walk’ was held for those who fancied a spooky stroll to Titchfield Community Centre.

As reported, The Titchfield Carnival was first recorded in the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle in 1814.

The carnival crown, presented by Miss Universe as UK Grace Levy, was designed by renown jeweller Mark Hussey, who made the world’s most expensive Christmas bauble.

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-625) PPP-141026-193745003

143045_TITCHFIELD_CARNIVAL_26/10/14''Titchfield Carnival 2014. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143045-625) PPP-141026-193745003