Bowling in Fort Road Recreaction Ground

By Mary Avenell and Ginny Smith

This carnival used to take place every August and ended with an event on August Bank holiday held at the Fort Road Recreation ground.  The week involved various activities and at the end of the week there were fancy dress competitions, the crowning of Miss Newhaven and floats going through the streets (on local coal lorries) amongst other things.  Horace Horscraft had his horse at the recreation ground for rides. Does anyone remember any more about it?

Notice how all the men are wearing ties!

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'HARRY LOCKE - NEWHAVEN CARNIVAL WEEK c.1963' page

From the private collection of Ginny Smith Ken Attrell E.B.A . Studios.

This page was added by Ginny Smith on 06/02/2008.
Comments about this page

Looks like Dave King standing at the back, the tall man in the dark suit. He was leader of the Newhaven Boy's Club in the late 50's and early 60's he also played cricket for Newhaven...

By John Hills
On 07/02/2008

When was this taken Ginny?

By Jackie Blackwell
On 07/02/2008

I think it was about 1963.

By Ginny Smith
On 07/02/2008

What a shame no one takes on the job of arranging this sort of thing now.

By Reigna Mitchell
On 09/06/2008

The actor Harry Locke is standing next to Dave King.

By Carol Walton
On 01/04/2010

To the right of Dave King is David Boniface and then myself Ted Cairns by the side of him. My brother John Cairns is standing in front of us. They were great days..

By Ted Cairns
On 07/02/2013

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