Crowds flock to annual Seaham Carnival

Crowds flocked to an annual carnival which brings the community together.

Sunday, 21st July 2019, 15:52 pm
Nanny G, aka Gay Turner-Ray, makes fresh cakes in one of the many food stalls

The mixed weather did not dampen any spirits on Saturday, down at Terrace Green, in Seaham, for the annual Seaham Carnival.

The dark clouds came across at lunch-time and some showers sent people running for cover.

But it did not last long and soon enough people were out enjoying themselves once again.

The rain came during the Saturday afternoon, but it did not dampen any spirits

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Deputy town clerk Paul Fletcher helped organise the event and said: “The Seaham Carnival has been going for about 20 years now, it is always a success.

“It is fantastic to see the community getting together and hopefully introducing new tourists to Seaham. It should keep them coming back each year.”

Miss Emma from the Rhythm School of Acrobatics performed on the main stage with 18 pupils.

The display team had rehearsed for about three months and the children aged from four to 14.

Deborah Bankhurst, with her son, enjoying the free screening of the Christopher Robin film

Seaham resident Deborah Bankhurst was with her son and enjoying the free screening of the Christopher Robin film. She said: “We love it. It gets the community together and it’s fun for all the family.”

Caroline Ryan, 30, from South Hetton, was with her son.

She said: “Everybody comes down for it. We make plans to come down for it and will be out all day. It doesn’t matter if it rains.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

David Worthington, who was there with son, Flynn, six, said: “It’s great for the bairns.”

Caroline Ryan, and her son, at Seaham Carnival
Flynn, 6, learning some circus techniques from the Mint Event Company
The Rhythm School of Acrobatics performed at Seaham Carnival