Public meeting aims to revive Bramley Carnival

misty Bramley Park
Misty Bramley Park. Photo: Susan Tellum

Bramley residents interested in reviving Bramley’s annual carnival are being urged to attend an online public meeting this week.

The carnival’s history and heritage stretches back more than a century. It was first been held officially in 1892 though it is believed to have unofficially dated back to 1865. It is believed to have originated from Friendly Society Walks, which were an annual event in the 19th century.

The event stopped in 2014, but now one of the previous organisers, Helen Garrand, is interested in reviving the event. Ms Garrand is also the driving force behind the annual Bramley Christmas lights switch-on.

Posting on Facebook, she said: “Calling anyone who is interested in getting involved in Bramley Christmas Light Switch on Event 2024. The meeting is to discuss what Bramley folk want to see at future events and for the chance to build a new organisation team. We will also be discussing whether to bring back the carnival in 2024 after a 10year gap.

“We are looking for anyone interested in getting involved in this event also and any ideas people may have.”

The meeting is being held online on Thursday, 1 February 2024 at 7pm. More details can be found here.

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