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Chapel-en-le-Frith carnival Carnival Queen Abigail Young Katie Fairs

Carnival 2017

Saturday 16th June is the date set for the 46th annual carnival in Chapel-en-le-Frith and the committee are hoping for a repeat of the sunshine seen in the last two years. 

The theme this year is anniversaries or musicals although groups are welcome to select their own theme for an entry in the carnival parade. Shops, pubs and local businesses are encouraged to decorate their windows to be in with a chance of winning the coveted ‘Best dressed’ title; judging will take place on Friday 15th from 7pm. Chapel residents can also win a prize for the best decorated house front or lamppost. 

Well dressing chapelThe carnival parade, which includes both walking and driving floats, will leave the Federal Mogul car park on Hayfield Road at 1pm. Events take place all afternoon on the carnival field on Long Lane where there will also be a fairground and stalls. 

The crowning of the Carnival Queen is always a highlight, with large numbers of visiting royalty from neighbouring towns and villages. Retiring Queen Charlotte Jodrell will hand over the crown this year after nine years representing Chapel and the High Peak. She hands over to Abigail Young who is keeping up the family tradition of royalty; her sisters and her auntie have all served as former Chapel royalty. Abigail will be assisted by attendant, Katie Fairs. 

Queen Charlotte 2017

Saturday 16th is only the start of a busy Carnival period. On Sunday 17th there is a pet show and children’s sports in the park; on Tuesday 19th Rems café bar hosts a fundraising quiz night with free supper; Thursday 21st sees a talent show at the Playhouse; and on Friday 22nd there is the annual car or walking treasure hunt starting at 6pm from Thornbrook Road. 

The Packhorse pub hosts a classic car show on Wednesday 27th and a motorbike show the following evening. Sunday 8th July is the start of Wells Dressing Week, when the town’s wells are blessed with a short service at Chapel Methodist Church. On 15th September there is a local produce show at Town End Methodist Church. 

Blythe House Bear

Carnival programmes will be on sale from local shops from the beginning of June. 

If you can offer help in any way, or would like to run a stall on the carnival field, please contact Jeanette on 01298 813829 or visit the Chapel Carnival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chapelcarnival/. Stalls are £10 for businesses and free to charities.