Spectators came out in their thousands at this year’s Carnival, making it another successful and memorable family day for the community. The Carnival was hosted by Milford Haven Round Table and received welcomed funding from South Hook LNG, along with Milford Haven Town Council and a number of local businesses.
Crowds of delighted onlookers lined the streets at one of the town’s most loved events. The colourful and lively procession, featuring X-Factor's Reggie 'n' Bollie, received an enthusiastic reception from everyone along the route, applauding the array of floats, dancers and the parade of walkers decked out in colourful costumes. Music contributed to the festive atmosphere, courtesy of Milford Haven Town Band and guest musicians from a Bhangra band from the West Midlands.
“The annual town Carnival has become a traditional, well-loved community event and one which South Hook LNG has supported for many years,” commented Ellis Thorne, Chairman of Milford Haven Round Table. “We thank the Company for the continued financial contribution and active support.”
Mariam Dalziel, PR Manager South Hook LNG said, “South Hook LNG is proud to be a member of the local community and, over the course of the past ten years, has supported a wide range of community projects. The Milford Haven Carnival is an important event for the town and we are delighted to be able to continue our support.”
The afternoon also featured a wide range of activities, including pony rides, Punch and Judy shows, fun fair rides, birds of prey, and a number of local community stalls.
Carnival Winners were: Class A Business Float – Paul Sartori, Class B Private Float – St Katherine’s Stratford Players, Runner Up – Shrek, Class C Pub/Club Float – Milford United Football Club, Runner Up – Milford Haven Gymnastics Club, Class D Street Entry – Gelliswick Road, Runner Up – Richard John Road, Best Theme – St Katherine’s Stratford Players, Day of the Dead, Most Colourful Entry – Milford United Football Club, Best Float in Carnival Spirit – Milford United Football Club, Best Overall Float – Milford United Football Club, Runner Up Best Overall Float – St Katherine’s Stratford Players, Third Place Best Overall Float – Milford Haven Gymnastics Club.
Winners of the 2019 Milford Haven Carnival, pictured with representatives from Milford Haven Round Table and South Hook LNG