Sutton on Sea Carnival 25th July 2010

Travelling down to the Lincolnshire coast bright and early this Sunday morning to participate in the Annual Sutton-on-Sea and Trusthorpe Carnival but first a few hours of leisure at Ingolmells for the members. Along with the rides, arcades and other attractions there was the usual hunt for bargains around the Eastgate Market, although to the regulars eyes the only new things around the area was the constant influx of the infestation of green and black flies that were attaching themselves to every part of the uncovered body and clothing, everything else on the stalls looked just the same as the last five years have.

Returning to the coach park we were soon on our way up the twisting coastal road to sunny Sutton on Sea and heading into the Bacchus Hotel car park, here for the first time in many years we were pleased to meet up with the ‘Ambassadors’ of Derby band who were also here to participate in this years parade. Time for a quick drink however, before changing into uniform and then on to the business side of the parade.
The ‘Musketeers’ were lined up at the head of ‘B’ section ready for the 3pm move off and as they joined in with the leading section up ‘Broadway’ the band received a great round of applause as they passed the ‘Ambassadors’ who were waiting for the start of their section.


Heading round the route, the large crowds gave the band a good reception as they embarked on their now familiar routines along the way and after a short interval down the return route before entertaining the vast crowd around the sea front area and past the Bacchus Hotel for the second time, and then marching back to the car park via ‘Broadway’ and a very swift change out of uniform to await the ‘Ambassadors’ on their return.

As usual on completion it signals time for the younger element in the band to get wet either in the sea or the large paddling pool; meanwhile the older members took time out for some nuptials at the takeaway or the other variety of nourishment from the pubs.

And, with the knowledge coming through from the organisers during the nuptials that the ‘Musketeers’ had been awarded the ‘Best Band on Parade’ award this put the icing on the cake for another successful visit to the Sutton-on-Sea Carnival.

Soon it was time to make our way back to the coach ready for the return journey home but, not before little Liam succumbed to a quick dunking in the paddling pool strapped to a chair to end a thoroughly enjoyable day for everyone on a full day of activity at the seaside, even our Liam bless him.


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