Wind and rain can’t put off villagers on Kings Langley’s carnival day

Kings Langley Carnival 2013.

Kings Langley Carnival 2013.

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People braved wind and rain to support this year’s Kings Langley Carnival.

Despite Saturday’s wet weather, villagers turned out for the get together organised by the Hemel Hempstead Rotary Club.

Kings Langley Carnival 2013.

Kings Langley Carnival 2013.

Organiser Martin Horsted said: “We feared the worst but actually the weather was not too bad in the afternoon. There were a few showers and it was obviously quite blustery but we think the numbers held up quite well and villagers really gave us support on the day.

“We really could do with a lovely summer carnival – we haven’t had one for the last few years.

“Even so there was a few thousand up there during the afternoon. There were quite a lot of people around the stalls and around the arena.

“People perhaps didn’t stay as long as they would have.”

Stalls, funfair rides, musical entertainment, performances, a grand raffle and lots of other fun helped to raise around £4,000 on the day.

“In all we are very pleased with that,” said Martin. “It was a great opportunity for the community to come together.”

The cash will be dished out to local good causes and applications for project funding are now being accepted. To find out more about how to apply contact Beverley Funnell on 01923 491583 or visit hemelhempsteadrotary.co.uk. The successful candidates will be presented with cheques during a presentation evening in September.

Last year the carnival helped around 12 groups based in Kings Langley.