Yeah I must say that I think the Thornbury carnival was good, it would have took a lot of time and resources to make it happen but I do also see your point about a lack of effort from some of them.
For example I also remember when Thornbury Carnival had real floats. I know it costs money but I do also agree that a little more effort could have been made by some of them.
However that said, it’s a real community thing and that’s the main idea I guess. It pulled people in to the town and it certainly attracted a lot of people.
Well done again to everyone that was involved in the carnival.
Perhaps you can arrange an interview with David Goldring, the Chairman of Thornbury Carnival Association, and put it to him that the local schools let the carnival down, making a poor effort (with many wearing just normal school uniform); that there was a silly number of classic cars; that it was a poor show and a poor performance; that the entry was overpriced and the rides expensive; and that a number of people near you were moaning about it, and were short changed. I would be interested to know his response. In any case, I think it would be appropriate that the Thornbury Carnival Association be aware of the comments being made about the event on this Northcliffe Media website. I don't recall the school uniforms by the way, other than the red T-shirts of the under-fives from the Rainbow Teddies Pre-School.