CARNIVAL organisers scored another success on Saturday (August 9), as a host of fantastic floats made their way through St Ishmaels.

Rain failed to stop play back at the cricket fields, where locals partied late into the night.

Carnival committee member Adrian Griffiths said: “Despite the good old Pembrokeshire weather trying to spoil things, the fact is it didn't.

“The creativity and quality was exceptional and the spirit of community was fantastic.”

Carnival queen Ebony Davies looked resplendent, accompanied by her three attendants Caitlyn Hawkins, Rebecca Llewellin and Chloe Pawlett, and the carnival committee kept calm and carried on with their Land Girl-themed float.

Graham and Irene Salter were judged to have the ‘best dressed house’ with their First World War-themed entry.

Dancers from Coastlands School and Little Monsters magic act entertained in the afternoon, and singer Steve Bartram performed a “fantastic set” to a packed Cricket Club.

An exhibition of old school photographs from the village, organised by Coastlands History Group, also proved popular.

Rounding off the night were singer and comedian Paul Dazeley, and Mark Devs Disco.

Mr Griffiths said he had been overwhelmed with the generosity of local businesses who donated prizes for the grand raffle, with tickets to Skomer, Folly Farm and an iPod Touch among the 43 prizes up for grabs.

He also thanked sponsors Pembrokeshire Building and Plumbing Supplies, and Roland and Lisa Llewellin from Genpower Ltd, for helping with all the promotion, and for donating a lawnmower to the raffle.

“Roll on 2015,” he said.


Walking group: 1st Ugly Bug Ball; 2nd Suarez Bites Again; 3rd The Great Oompa Loompa Escape; 4th Goldilocks and the three bears.

Single walker: 1st Baby Boris; 2nd Spiderman; 3rd Poweranger; 4th Full of Jelly Beans.

Float: 1st: Under Lindsway Sea; 2nd Butterfly garden; 3rd Crabhall crabs.

Overall winner: Under Lindsway Sea.