Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Carnival 2010 - Duck Race Results

Carnival Duck Race - 2 August 2010

A very dry summer meant a serious lack of water in the brook for this year's Carnival duck race. Despite putting in the usual temporary dam, there was insufficient flow to build up any decent head of water. To the rescue came the Bradwell fire engine without which there wouldn't have been a duck race. We are extremely grateful to John Millen and crew for coming to our assistance.

Despite the difficulties a large crowd gathered to watch a duck race with a difference. We really appreciate the support of the village and also to the many visitors who bought duck tickets.

Even though a temporary dam was in place there was very little water flow owing to the very dry summer

It's time for the ducks bi-annual trip down the brook......we hope!

Lee, Kodge and Fudge - wellies not really required

Very little water flow means the ducks aren't going anywhere in a hurry

Assistance is provided in the shape of the Bradwell fire engine

And they're off

Further assistance is provided to get the ducks moving

The 'Dads eagerly await the arrival of the winning ducks. A slightly shortened course because of the lack of water

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Bradda Dads vs Bradda Lads Carnival Football Match

Bradda Dads 2 - Bradda Lads 0

After years of nil-nil and 1-1 draws, Bradda Dads finally won a Carnival football match, despite playing a team with youngsters in it! Fudge played a blinder, even if the goals came off body parts other than his feet - they all count Fudge. Some new blood in the team helped.

The victorious team (left to right) Martin Riley, Mick Archer, Paul Tanfield, Nigel Ollerenshaw, Steve Lawson, Paul Karlsons and Darren Pembleton.

Bradwell Carnival - 31 July 2010

Bradda Dads Circus Float wins First Prize for Best Float
(click any image to enlarge, see video at the end)

Mike and Chris applying face paint

Neal seems to have grown a bit!

The gang

Unicycle Darren

Rug, Tanny and Martin's first carnival with Bradda Dads acknowledged - nice coconuts lads.

Malcolm and his dogs and ducks

Dance video, there is sound to this as well, oh and the balloons do move out of the way!

Float Building for 2010 Carnival

The moment Viv realises she's the tattooed girl!!