Carnival was a big success

Carnival was a big success

Carnival was a big success

First published in Your Letters

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Weymouth Carnival and I would like to say how much we admire the efforts of the people involved in finding companies and individuals willing to take part and in organising the actual event. As far as we are concerned it was a great success and, judging from the reaction of the holidaymakers and locals we saw, that must be a general reaction.

Congratulations to all concerned!

John Neimer, Address supplied

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10:02am Sun 24 Aug 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

I am not one to be controversial but here goes, most locals with any sense stay away from the town on carnival day because they have seen it all before.As it is the carnival has gone down in most peoples estimation from the glory days off the young apprentices at whiteheads and the admiralty at southwell spending weeks making Chinese dragons and larger than life fable characters not unlike the marionettes Liverpool had a few weeks ago which drew huge crowds.If it was nt for the red arrows and the fireworks the procession we have today of marching majorettes and afew people on the back of lorries would be ,more suited to a opening of a nisa or elderly day centre.Like my old latin teacher told me ,could do a lot better if more effort was applied to the subject rather than out of school activities, 3 out of 10 for effort.
I am not one to be controversial but here goes, most locals with any sense stay away from the town on carnival day because they have seen it all before.As it is the carnival has gone down in most peoples estimation from the glory days off the young apprentices at whiteheads and the admiralty at southwell spending weeks making Chinese dragons and larger than life fable characters not unlike the marionettes Liverpool had a few weeks ago which drew huge crowds.If it was nt for the red arrows and the fireworks the procession we have today of marching majorettes and afew people on the back of lorries would be ,more suited to a opening of a nisa or elderly day centre.Like my old latin teacher told me ,could do a lot better if more effort was applied to the subject rather than out of school activities, 3 out of 10 for effort. timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: -11

7:10pm Sun 24 Aug 14

chesilboy says...

What is it with you and having a dig at the elderly? I guess it is better than calling someone 'Jeehad' as you did a few days ago. Grossly offensive and potentially criminal at any time, let alone now.

As for your other generic moaning: Whiteheads closed down many decades ago, AUWE/ARE Southwell closed down in 1995. There are no major apprenticeship employers in the area and haven't been since about 1994 from personal experience.

Yes the carnival isn't as good as it was 20 years ago, but everything has to be paid for or sponsored, how could it compete? EVERYTHING has to be funded - there's a statement we could apply to ALL of your rants. If it wasn't for many volunteers there wouldn't have been a carnival at all this year, no red arrows, no fireworks. Zip.

Now, how do YOU propose we could (or should) attract additional funding for next year's carnival?

(I don't anticipate an answer, I expect you will just call me something abusive - "Bernhard Manning's warm-up man" last time wasn't it? Strangely enough Manning was another outdated individual prone to racist, ageist, and generally offensive comments.)
What is it with you and having a dig at the elderly? I guess it is better than calling someone 'Jeehad' as you did a few days ago. Grossly offensive and potentially criminal at any time, let alone now. As for your other generic moaning: Whiteheads closed down many decades ago, AUWE/ARE Southwell closed down in 1995. There are no major apprenticeship employers in the area and haven't been since about 1994 from personal experience. Yes the carnival isn't as good as it was 20 years ago, but everything has to be paid for or sponsored, how could it compete? EVERYTHING has to be funded - there's a statement we could apply to ALL of your rants. If it wasn't for many volunteers there wouldn't have been a carnival at all this year, no red arrows, no fireworks. Zip. Now, how do YOU propose we could (or should) attract additional funding for next year's carnival? (I don't anticipate an answer, I expect you will just call me something abusive - "Bernhard Manning's warm-up man" last time wasn't it? Strangely enough Manning was another outdated individual prone to racist, ageist, and generally offensive comments.) chesilboy
  • Score: 15

10:44pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Be_Happy says...

Didn't end up seeing the procession, but had dealings with several volunteers, all happy and willing to help as best they could people. Impressed by them.
Didn't end up seeing the procession, but had dealings with several volunteers, all happy and willing to help as best they could people. Impressed by them. Be_Happy
  • Score: 2

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