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Sheringham Carnival 2014
3rd August, Sunday. Lots of "bear" activities going on, up on the Leas.
Things to paint and decorate, a catapulting bear game (especially for the
boys), bring your own fancy dress bears, MoonGazer Ales (especially for the
dads), The Red Barrows (oh yes, Cromer has nothing on us!), and lots
Aerobatic display at 1.30, Crowning of the Queen and royal party at 2pm,
announcement of winners of the Ted Devils Name the Bear competition at
2.30pm. Song and Dance to "Bear Necessities" at 2.45pm, arrival of Ted
Devils parachute jumpers at 3pm. Followed by Newfoundland Dogs land display
and announcement of Bear Closest to The Mark, Winner.
Then all go home for a gin and tonic!
This is Major Accident from the Norfolk Bear Force. And who
is to say what the uniform is, that the Bear Force wear? To
argue the point they would have to be as nutty as me!!
Major Accident was sent by General Incompetence to whip the
novice parachute jumpers into shape. It's not a difficult job,
bit of a Teddy Bear's Picnic, really.
A quick run down on the
bears! Since they are, at the moment, nameless, I shall use the
generic "he". That is not to imply they are boys!! We shan't
know till they have been named.
||Royboys Heroes Bear is very laid back. He has never jumped
before but he has heard about it from all his Hero mates and is
confident he can do it. As a result, he spends most of his time
eating bacon sandwiches, roast dinners and talking to the
locals. He will need to watch his weight! as the plane is VERY
||Blyth & Wright's Bear has a nifty little tabard made for
him, just like the girls in the shop wear and he thinks that is
very smart! He is a bit nervous but determined to do his best cos all the ladies of the shop keep giving him cuddles and
encouragement and he wants to make them proud of him.
||Sander's Coaches Bear doesn't have a lot of time for
training because he is out on the coaches much of the time. He
has a very fine outfit and, have you SEEN his boots? You can see
your face in them! He would rather be a coach driver than jump
out of a plane but he volunteered and so he will see it through.
(Actually, he'd rather be an astronaut but there is not a lot of
call for that in Norfolk so he thought being a coach driver
would be more reliable). He is supporting the Sports Association
and is a bit of a dab hand at all sports.
||Ellie's Cafe's Bear has a happy life sampling ice creams and
waving to the children - when not on the rugby field! Thanks to
rugby, he is used to getting himself out of tricky situations so
is looking forward to jumping out of the plane and seeing where
the wind takes him!
||Dawn Fresh's Bear spends most of his time with the little
children in the Hospice - they can't do something this
adventurous so he will do it for them. He believes in eating
bananas to make him fit and healthy - like his friend, Baloo the
Sheringham Carnival's Bear is a bit of a worrier - he has so
many groups looking to him that he feels the pressure and is
really paying attention in his lessons from Major Accident. He
doesn't want to let anyone down but needs to relax a bit or he
could end up with ... A Nasty Accident! However, he knows that
he has a snazzy flying outfit and a super parachute (thanks to SiS) and even a pair of goggles to protect his eyes. He feels
like Biggles! And if Biggles can do it... well then, so can he!
Poor Carnival Bear. He is now wondering if he needed flippers
and a snorkel!! And maybe a rubber ring.
Carnival Bear has no
home until the Carnival Caravan is out and about but Bertram A
Watts have taken pity on him and will put him in their window
for the time being. Pop along and give him an encouraging wave!
Better still, pop inside and give him a name.
The bears do not need to worry, about
drowning/getting too wet, hopefully the RNLI and the Lifeguards will be
on hand to save them, but a strong onshore wind has been requested for
3pm on Sunday 3rd August (for ten minutes only!)
One thing all the bears agree on, they would feel much braver with a
NAME rather than a number. Can you help them out? For £1 you can think
of a name for one of the bears. Or all of the bears. Visit their
headquarters and add your name to the sheet. Who knows, you could be in
with a chance to win £100 whilst supporting worthy causes.