Clarke Gammon Wellers are proud to have sponsored the Liphook Carnival 2017

Liphook Carnival is an annual event celebrated by many of the local Liphook residents, with parents, children, businesses and friends coming together to be creative and unite the community. Clarke Gammon Wellers are proud to say that we sponsored this year’s carnival and playing a key part of raising money for local charities and organisations participating within the carnival.

Events of this year’s Liphook Carnival

This year’s carnival began at Liphook Junior School from 11am on Saturday 28th October where the children were judged on the best fancy dress costumes, as well as entertainment for the children, hot drinks and snacks. The official carnival procession began at 6:45pm, with the Carnival Queen being crowned and live music performances to follow in The Square. After the procession, at 8:30pm, the community was encouraged to come together to enjoy a bonfire and fireworks display in Radford Park.

Highlights of the Liphook Carnival

Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Liphook Carnival evening was the Pirates of the Caribbean “Black Pearl” float, which was constructed by the Deer’s Hut Team and won first prize in the “Pubs and Clubs” category, as well as “Best Illuminated” and “Best Overall”.  2nd prize went to the Bramshott and Liphook Social Club, which also won the “Best on the Move” category. For this, their five Royal Airforce “Red Errors” pilots gave a spectacular performance formation flight around “Sir Winston Churchill”.

A community event in Liphook

The community spirit in Liphook was high, with over 50 children dressing in period costumes to take part in the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows Victorian Seaside Float, which ended up winning the first price within the “Children’s” category. Other costumes included well-known Wizard of Oz characters and imitations of famous TV personalities.

Supporting the local tradespeople

The winners for the “Steam” category at this year’s Liphook Carnival were newcomers Andrew Bicknell and his “Family of Witches” – cleverly modelled on the famous Roald Dahl children’s novel, which showcases a 1911 Fowler Road Locomotive. Second and third prize were Michael Oldham with a 1919 Steam Roller Roselyn and Gerald and Rachel Whittaker with 1890 model ‘The Mistress’ respectively.

Getting stuck in with the local community

Clarke Gammon Wellers are proud to have sponsored such a fun-filled community fundraising day. Our approach is to get involved with the local communities that we serve, to always provide an holistic understanding to potential buyers looking to move to the area, or those looking to sell.

Get in touch with Clarke Gammon Wellers’ Liphook office today on 01428 728 900.