Thousands enjoy Christmas carnival

By David Newble

Monday, December 2, 2013


Thousands enjoy Christmas carnival

Thousands of people turned out in Newport to see the Christmas carnival and Isle of Wight Radio switch on the Christmas lights. All pictures courtesy of Daniel Rooke, Isle of Wight Toy Appeal.

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Newport on Saturday to watch the town’s Christmas carnival and lights switch on.

The colourful parade, led by a fire engine and the Wight Diamonds marching band, saw the town’s carnival queens as well as queens from other Island towns including Ryde and Ventnor.

The night included the swtich-on of Newport’s Christmas lights by Paul Topping and Emily Wells, of Isle of Wight Radio.

For more on this story, including carnival results and pictures, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, December 6.

Emily Wells and Paul Topping of Isle of Wight Radio switch on the Newport Christmas lights.

Toy Appeal

An Isle of Wight Toy Appeal fundraiser collects at the event.



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by Mike Crowe

2nd December 2013, at 17:12:22

Now who was it that said ..........................

"""We are all fed up of having it shoved down our necks since September! """

Clearly not these people!!

Welcome to the preparation of Christmas.

(I spent Sunday putting Christmas Decorations up in a Restaurant so that many people could get into the spirit of Christmas and on Wednesday I am playing Father Christmas to some people who enjoy Christmas SHOCK HORROR!!)

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