FAMILIES enjoyed the Bishop's Waltham Rotary Carnival as a show of classic cars and a dog competition entertained spectators in the Meon Valley market town.

The carnival, which took place at Hoe Road Recreation Ground, featured a performance from Romsey Ukelele Group, a cake sale, a show of classic cars, pony rides, crazy golf and raffles.

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The day took place on Saturday, June 11 from midday until 5pm, where all funds raised went to local, National and International charities.

Hampshire Chronicle: Bishops Waltham Carnival 2022. The Rotary Club running the raffle. Credit: Stuart Martin Photography

A dog show also took place during the day, where they were judged in categories such as junior handling, prettiest bitch, handsome dog, best rescue and fasted biscuit cruncher.

Event organiser Pete Yeoman was disheartened the carnival procession didn't go ahead due to a lack of 'man power', but feels hopeful there will be a different outcome next year. He said: "It was all well supported. That was the good thing from Bishop's Waltham locals. 

"We had two stages, one with a rock group and another, which was more moderate. We had a contrast for them to watch the entertainment.

"We didn't have a carnival this year. We need some more Rotarians because it takes a lot of marshalling and we could do with a lot more people to join. I think Covid knocked it about, but it's improving."

Click the top image to see our photos from the carnival, taken by Stuart Martin. 

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