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Newmarket Carnival's World Cup show




Winners of the Newmarket Journal Carnival Princess competition and the first ever Carnival Prince, eight-year-old Millie Brown, centre, with attendants Tekesha Eaton, left, Annalise Baker, Carnival Prince Harvey Thomas, and organiser Tracy Williams
Winners of the Newmarket Journal Carnival Princess competition and the first ever Carnival Prince, eight-year-old Millie Brown, centre, with attendants Tekesha Eaton, left, Annalise Baker, Carnival Prince Harvey Thomas, and organiser Tracy Williams

Carnival goers on Saturday won’t have to miss a minute of England World Cup quarter final as four large screens will be on The Severals showing the clash with Sweden.

Tracy Williams, co-organiser of the event, had to act quickly as the team only secured its place following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out with Columbia on Tuesday.

“It’s hard to find something at such late notice, but thanks to Hughes Electrical and a family relation, we have got four screens which will be put up high so everyone can see them,” she said. The carnival parade starts at 12.15pm from Tattersalls, going along the High Street to The Severals.

On Monday, town councillors debated whether to allow bouncy castles at the event following the tragic death of a three-year-old girl in Norfolk on Sunday after she was thrown from an inflatable which apparently exploded. The meeting was attended by the carnival organiser and representatives from two companies who supply bouncy castles and who explained the difference between the inflatables they supplied and the inflatable trampoline involved in the tragedy.

A spokesman for JP Inflatables said: “The inflatable involved in the incident at the weekend was a sealed inflatable which are filled with air and then closed off with a valve, they do not have a fan and this means that the outside temperatures creates a build-up of pressure inside. This needs to be monitored. If it increases too much the inflatable may explode.

“We do not use sealed inflatables, all our inflatables are stitched and are inflated by fans whilst in use. This means that the air can escape through the stitching constantly. Therefore a stitched inflatable cannot explode.”

After reviewing inspection logs and paperwork, councillors agreed to bouncy castles at the carnival.



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