Jubilee spirit made Southam events most successful in years
SOUTHAM town centre turned red, white and blue as part of a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The event, organised by volunteers Southam First events team, voluntary groups and traders, was opened by mayor Cllr Mike Gaffney and ‘Queen for the Day’ Mary Adnitt, nominated for her services to Girl Guiding. Southam computer games programmers Codemasters tent sat alongside traditional fairground rides and children’s activities.
• JUBILEE spirit made Southam’s carnival on Monday June 4 the most successful in years.
Crowds two to three people deep lined Market Hill and Coventry Road to watch the carnival procession before following the floats to St James’ recreation ground, where there was the usual football tournament, fairground and array of charity stalls.
The event is jointly organised by the town’s Rotary and Lions clubs, and Southam mayor Cllr Mike Gaffney believes donations to their street collection will also have been the highest in years. He said: “It was the best carnival for some years, and there was no wet weather for a change.
“The jubilee year has an an effect. Everybody was delighted and there were people on the streets all the way round the route.”
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