Tisbury Carnival chooses the Carnival Royals in May but this year is special as it marks the 100th anniversary of Tisbury Carnival.

The first carnival in September, 1919, was called Tisbury Peace Parade, to mark the end of the First World War. The current organisers hope to recreate part of history with 100 entries marching through the village.

One of the organisers said: “On such a memorable date, we need a very special Royal family to represent Tisbury. Do you know someone who would make a great Carnival Queen, Princess or Prince? Bring them along to the Tisbury Carnival Royals Disco on Saturday, May 25 from 6pm to 8pm at Victoria Hall, High Street, Tisbury.”

“Come and have fun with your friends, enjoy the music, dance to your heart’s content and nominate yourself for a Royal position. “

The age categories are: Queen, 14 to 18, two Princesses and Prince 8 to 18. All candidates must live within seven miles of Tisbury village square and be available to march in the Tisbury Carnival day and evening parade on Saturday, September 21.

The successful Royals are announced at the disco. Outfits are provided by Tisbury Carnival (which the chosen Royals keep).

Entry to the disco is £2 per person. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are available at a small cost.

Tisbury community is being urged by the carnival organisers to get involved and be part of the celebration behind the scenes, such as making and decorating floats, paperwork, collections, marshalling, preparing and serving refreshments.

“We would love to have you and any ideas. To find out more, come to our next meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 8pm in The Boot Inn, High Street, Tisbury, “said chairperson Charlotte Castle. Phone 01747 820673.

Pictured: last year’s chosen Royals, Jody Courts, Queen, with two Princess attendants Amelie Stopps and Chloe Hall, and Prince Alfie Lewis.  

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