Press Release – September 2021


Whilst there was no Aldeburgh Carnival again this year, in keeping with its tradition of providing family fun for residents and visitors alike, committee members Pippa Marson, Maureen Wiseman and Jayne Hart arranged some free competitions for the August holiday period.

The ever popular ‘SPOT THE WINDOW’ competition was supported by 44 shops, challenging entrants to find all the shops displaying the poster and then spot the unusual article in the window display. Many thanks to Baggotts Newsagents, the Cinema, Library, and Museum for distributing 350 entry forms, 86 of which were submitted for judging. A draw for the winner had to be made from the 11 correct entries and this was won by Oscar who participated whilst on holiday from his home in Birmingham. 


A ‘Dandy Dogs’ photographic competition for dogs in fancy dress was sponsored by Wag and Bone with the winners receiving rosettes, goody bags and vouchers valued £25, £10 and £5. In first place was Hairy Potter, second Bumble Pups and third Archie Kind.


Pippa Marson organised two competitions and the Aldeburgh Photography Group were kindly on hand to take photos when these were judged:

Get the Bug and Paint a Pebble involved finding a beach pebble and painting a picture of a wildlife bug. The Mayor, Kevin Webster judged the entries in two classes, up to 7 years and 8 to 14 years and prizes of £15, £10 and £5 were won as follows:

Up to 7 years – In first place was Cassie, Ruben and Finley were joint winners of the second prize, with Rosie third.

7 to 14 years – Ellie-Mae won the first prize with Florence in second place and Imogen third.

Glam Jam challenged homemakers to choose a flavour and make jam that tasted good on scones.  Unusual but delicious jams were judged by Gerard King of Salter and King with the help of committee members Jayne Hart and Sally Watts. In first place, winning £15 was Frans Smith. Simon Reid came second, winning £10 and Susan Ingham received the third prize of £5.


The carnival committee will be meeting on 14 September to plan for 2022 when, all being well, the 78th carnival will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15 August.


Lots of work is already underway, including the engagement of a military band which is always a lengthy process. We have featured on Alde & Blyth Community Radio and look forward to building a relationship with their exciting new venture. We are always keen to talk to sponsors and to performers who want to be part of the Saturday afternoon music event.


Already, some new volunteers have come forward but we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in helping to run this fantastic event, which raises so much money to help local organisations. Contact us by emailing!

Carnival 2023 dates

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023

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