Slideshow: Bungee and bike stunts entertain crowds at Southam carnival

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Bungee trampolining and performing tricks on bicycles were among the more unusual activities people could try at this year’s Southam carnival, which brought crowds to the town centre on bank holiday Monday.

Thanks to grants from the town council and Cllr John Appleton, the carnival committee was able to lay on free entertainment and activities, including a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, bouncy castle and children’s Playbus.

In an outdoor arena, talented stunt performers from the Savage Skills company entertained audiences by showing off a range of bicycle tricks - and inbetween their shows, they let children have a go on their bikes and showed them how to perform a few tricks.

There were also 24 varied stalls, some of which were raising funds for charity, as well as a parade with 12 floats, with first prize for the best float going to the Bowling Green pub and first prize for the best children’s float going to the Grange Pre-School.

Steve Hoyle, treasurer of the carnival committee, said: “Considering the weather, we were very well supported. We are very grateful for the grants from the town council and Cllr Appleton, which helped to fund the free entertainment.”




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