Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pics from Addiscombe Carnival 2010 (July 25th)

I had quick chat with the Pearly Kings and Queens before the procession set off from Woodside Green. I asked them how they became bestowed with title. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a prerequisite to be born within the sound of the Bow Bells. The actual titles are passed down from the original 28 families (i.e, those pictured are descendants of the original Pearly families).

The Croydon Green Party cycle convoy followed the scouts from Woodside Green to Ashburton Park - the long way round. Sadly, their truck - the one in the picture adorning the banner - conked out at the junction of Morland Road and Blackhorse Lane. A combination of Green Party members and Croydon Police managed to push the truck off the main road!

Bernice and Gordon had in the meantime set up the stall at Ashburton Park. Well done the Croydon Lions for hosting another successful Addiscombe Carnival.
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