How Faces On Old Town Carnival Committee

Hastings Old Town Carnival Association held its AGM at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association at 10am on Sunday, 15th November. Despite the time and the inclement weather it was one of the best turnout for many years. Tokens of appreciation were presented to outgoing chair Robert Morgan and Nadine Salmon and Sian Hamilton received gifts for their work with the Carnival Court. Carnival Queen Chloe Stretton and Princesses Talitha Ford and Hannah Burgess were presented with copies of certificates the court had won during the year.

Apart from secretary the old ‘Top Table’ had decided not to seek re-election and new officers were voted in. New Chair, Tom Leitch who has been involved with the Carnival since 1992 said “I am proud to be 2016 chairperson. I know Robert Morgan will be a hard person to follow but I am sure we have a good committee and I am sure we will all make Robert proud and keep going the great work he has done for many years”

Life President: BillWicking (middle row, 4th from right)

Vice President: Richard Stevens (not in picture)

Chairman: Tom Leitch (Seated between Carnival

Queen Chloe and Princess Talitha)

Vice Chairman: Keith Leech (B. Row, 4th from right)

Treasurer:John Pond (Back Row, 6th from right)

Secretary: Fran Craig (Back Row, 5th from right)

Committee: Ion Castro, Sue Castro, Bruce Dowling, Sid Saunders, Jean Gillam, Sarah Murray, Heather Leech, Nick Lynas, Maureen Fuller, Reg Wood, Chloe Stretton, Eddie Tate, Tina Burgess (not in picture)Nadine1

Robert Morgan (left) Receiving token of appreciation from Life President Bill WickingNadine

New Committee Carnival Court with certificates

Carnival spokesman Ion Castro said “With a new committee new ideas have already been floated and planning for next year’s Carnival starts with our first meeting in January and we are preparing for the best carnival yet”

Carnival 2016 is Saturday August 6th with the Pram Race on Wednesday August 3rd. More details, information and pictures from the Carnival are on the official website

Nadine salmon Receiving Presentation

“Hastings Town” December 2015

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