ROMSEY Carnival week was launched with a splash of gold

Proceedings kicked off as large crowds enjoyed the carnival’s garden fete.

As well as the music they enjoyed traditional attractions such as candyfloss, raffles, tombolas and lucky dips.

The fete was opened by Nick Girdler of Radio Solent who also crowned carnival queen Cathy Misselbrook.

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The fete was staged at Linden House, The Hundred on July 23, 2000.

Romsey Carnival is traditionally one of the most popular carnivals, regularly raising thousands of pounds for local charities,

Every day there was something going on in the town.

Events included bingo at Crossfield Hall, a race for children at the memorial park, and an afternoon tea dance and quiz night at the Comrades Club.

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Darts enthusiasts got to watch the final of a local dance competition at the Royal British Legion Club and a treasure hunt kept youngsters entertained.

There was also line dancing, the carnival ball and – of course – the procession.

The line of colourful floats snaked their way from the town’s industrial estate through the town to The Broadway.

Those on the floats included Romsey Wasps junior rugby club, Timsbury Pre-school and Nomads All-stars Woodley Amateur Dramatics.