Aston Carnival: Saturday 7th August 2021
The Carnival will be held on Lodge Lane Playing Fields at 12 noon. We will be taking part and the History Group gazebo will be on the field and our albums of photographs will be available for visitors to view.
In spite of a very wet weather forecast, Saturday 7th August dawned fine but breezy. We had a limited display of nine photograph albums and our books on sale. The Mayor Councillor Jenny Andrews, accompanied by the Mayoress, Councillor Jeanette Mallinder and local Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley, toured all the stalls. A heavy shower mid-afternoon dampened the proceedings a little, but it soon cleared up, the sun came out and the wind dried out the tent.
Aston Carnival: Saturday 1st August 2020.
The Carnival will again be held on Lodge Lane Playing Fields at 12 noon.
Aston Carnival: Saturday 3rd August 2019
We had excellent weather for the Carnival this year, warm and sunny. The The Carnival Princess, Pia Woods and her two attendants, arrived at the head of the procession from Swallownest and she was crowned Queen by the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Jenny Andrews. The Mayor then opened the Carnival and toured the various stalls representing local groups and activities.
The field was crowded with visitors who were entertained by events held in the arena by local dance groups. Dinnington Brass Band played to the crowd and there were roundabouts, slides and other attractions, as well as a dog show, classic cars and good food.
Our Gazebo was filled with albums and displays of photographs of the villages, past and present for visitors to browse.
Aston Carnival: Saturday 4th August 2018
On Saturday the day dawned bright and sunny and promised a lovely day for the Carnival. We arrived early to put up our history gazebo and the tombola gazebo. Both were up in record time thanks to the assistance of several members.
The Carnival Parade left Swallownest at 11 a.m. and arrived at the Lodge Lane Playing Fields at 12 noon, led by members of the Sheffield Knights in Battle Medieval Society, followed by the Mayoral car and the Carnival Queen Victoria Facer and her attendants. The Mayor, Councillor Alan Buckley crowned the Queen, opened the event and judged the Fancy Dress Competition. Then, with Mayoress Mrs. Buckley, he toured the stalls and spent some time in our tent as he has a great interest in local history.
We had a busy day, especially on the tombola stall which was loaded with excellent prizes and raised £105 for our funds. The photographic display and albums were again very popular with visitors to the history group tent and we sold some books. At the end of the day, the tombola stall was all but empty and the half dozen remaining prizes will be given to the next Tombola at Ulley Country Park in aid of Bluebell Wood Hospice.