Search for a Prince begins

Mark Westley Photography'Soham Carnival 2014.'Princess Zara Rebelo centre with Faith Bird and Mia Jones ANL-140527-091744009

Mark Westley Photography'Soham Carnival 2014.'Princess Zara Rebelo centre with Faith Bird and Mia Jones ANL-140527-091744009

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Soham is gearing itself up for showtime as the date is announced for this year’s Carnival and Heavy Horse Show.

This is the event’s 62nd year and is aiming to draw large crowds to a full day of heavy horses and carnival fun on May 25.

This year the Carnival committee, alongside the Soham and Ely Journal, are looking not only for a Carnival Princess and her attendants but also a Carnival Prince, offering the lucky youngsters the chance to lead the procession through town.

Kate Bavestock, secretary of the Soham Benevolent Association which organises the event, said: “We thought that in this world of equality and diversity we should run a Prince competition as well.”

Entry forms will be available in the Soham and Ely Journal from Thursday March 26 and schools are being notified in the search for youngsters aged seven to 12 to come forward.

Carnival organisers are also looking for nominations for Townsperson of the Year.

If you know an unsung hero or heroine or someone who does a lot for the community here in Soham please put their names foward.

Entry forms are available in schools, pubs, the library, Co-op, Soham Town Football Club and Asda.

The fun kicks off at the Recreation Ground in Fountain Lane with the heavy horse show in the morning followed by the Carnival parade through town and the judging of the floats.

Then follows entertainment with MSI - Moto Stunts International performing motorcycle, quadbike and car stunt shows.

There are also displays by a dog search and rescue team, BMX and Scooter competitions, live music, magic, majorette displays, stalls and food.

Miss Bavestock said: “Soham still has an appetite for Carnival fun and this is possibly helped by the fact that the town is growing. We hope we can put on as good if not a better show for our 62nd year.”

Contact carnival@soham.org.uk for more,