The Holidays at Home Week commenced on August Bank Holiday
Monday with the carnival. Pictured above we see the crowning of the
Carnival Queen. The year was 1959 and the proud Carnival Queen Sonia
Phillips (now Sonia Fisher).
Events later in the week included: a comic football
match with moveable goalposts on wires; a dance in New Hall (now demolished,
it was opposite Vine Cottages); fancy dress where the committee men
dressed as women and the women dressed as men in tuxedos; children's
sports; barrel rolling and a talent show.