WELCOME to Frome Past Carnivals
You will find a whole host of photographs and memorabilia of the still thriving Frome Carnival on this website.


LATEST ADDITIONS - March 2017
The 2016 Carnival Royalty plus a selection of Carnival afternoon and evening entries have now been added.

Added in January 2017
Over 80 photos have been either added or replaced in the following Queens Galleries 1 to 10, 14, 23, 29 to 34 and 36.
There are a few more entries from the Platt Family in Entries Galleries 16 and 17 plus an entry from Wesley Sunday School.

Added in September 2015
Additions to entries have been made to Galleries 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 in which feature the DAK Gang, Benchairs, Beswicks, Frome Young Farmers and Frome Youth Club to name a few.

QUEENS GALLERY
We have been fortunate over the years to have some wonderful photographs taken by some well known (and some not so well known) local enthusiastic photographers.

In the early years of black and white photography Mr Bell & Mr A.S. Ashby took many Carnival photos for the Somerset Standard; Peter Lowry created beautiful portraits of the Carnival Queens during the 1970's and early 80's; John Frapwell took pictures for the Somerset Standard; Sue Latham & Paul Sykes photographed the Carnival Queens in the late 1980's,1990's and early 2000's. More recently Richard Haines, David Chedgy and 35 Mil Photographic Studio have been Carnival photographers as well as Will Nicol for the Somerset Standard.

We are indebted to the Somerset Standard for allowing us to use many of their images, which has helped to almost complete the visual record of the Carnival Queens and attendants since 1929.

We are missing photographs from the following years:- 1929/30/31 Children's attendants, 1938 Adult's attendants, 1945 Children's attendants, 1946 Children's Queen and attendants.
Also there are several very poor quality images, notably 1946 & 1947 Adult, 1947 Children's, 1955 Adult and 1958, 1959 & 1962 Children's.
It would be wonderful to improve on these poor images and add in the missing ones, so if you can help please do send in your photos.

Altogether there is a large photographic record of Carnivals in the past, many of which are shown in the gallery. The resolution is low to avoid a long wait while they appear on your screen but most of the originals are of a much higher quality.

Except for the newspaper reproductions which are identified with a star next to the number this is a sharing site for individuals and educational use but not for commercial use. If you would like a higher resolution copy of a particular photo (but not the newspaper images) to be emailed to you (no cost involved), just send your email address with your request by clicking on the following link info@frome-pastcarnivals.co.uk

Likewise if you have any good quality carnival photographs which deserve a wider audience they can be added to the galleries. Just email them (at the highest resolution possible) with a short caption (name, date, title etc) by clicking on the following link info@frome-pastcarnivals.co.uk

If you find any errors in the names or dates etc., please email by clicking on the following link info@frome-pastcarnivals.co.uk to enable corrections to be made.


ENTRIES GALLERY
There are many images of Carnival Entries, some loaned by individuals and others taken from the newspaper. Again we are indebted to the Somerset Standard for allowing us to reproduce many of their newspaper photographs.

Except for the newspaper reproductions which are identified with a star next to the number this is a sharing site for individuals and educational use but not for commercial use. If you would like a higher resolution copy of a particular photo (but not the newspaper images) to be emailed to you (no cost involved), just send your email address with your request by clicking on the following link info@frome-pastcarnivals.co.uk


If you have any good quality carnival entry photographs which you would like to see added to the galleries, just email them (at the highest resolution possible) with a short caption (name, date, title etc) by clicking on the following link info@frome-pastcarnivals.co.uk

If you notice any errors in the names or dates of photographs, please email by clicking on the following link info@frome-pastcarnivals.co.uk to enable corrections to be made.


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