An annual event for nearly 50 years, Water Orton Carnival Committee is a non profit making voluntary organisation that also raises money for local good causes.
Please take a look below at some of our old programmes. You may notice a few gaps, if you have any of the missing ones, we’d love to hear from you!
Thanks to Colin Green for supplying much of the information for this page.
1967 – Was it a Carnival?!
Stella Hinsley was the Beauty Queen and ‘Miss Mod’, with her attendants bing Lynette Georgeson and Linda Gough. Leslie Dunn was the TV personality, whilst former Aston Villa chairman Sir William Dudgale judged the piano smashing contest. There were 40 side shows and over 700 people attended. What happened to ‘The Origin’ beat group and Water Orton’s own DJ Memphis?! The chairman of the Fete Committee was Mr E.J Rusk and all of the proceeds went to the church spire fund. Source: Coleshill Chronicle and Coleshill Library.