Memories of Eastbourne Carnival

NatWest Bank's carnival float in the 1970s
NatWest Bank's carnival float in the 1970s

FORMER bank worker Mary Harris-White has sent in these lovely photographs of the Eastbourne Carnival in the 1970s.

Mary worked at the National Westminster Bank, as it was known then, and staff entered a float on more than one occasion.

Carnival capers from 1977

Carnival capers from 1977

Mary writes, “We had a very handy messenger called Neville Scotcher who did a lot of the construction work.”

The Gypsy Fortune Teller float photograph was taken in 1976 and the boat in the 1977 picture was called the “sinking pound” following financial problems with the “floating pound”.

Please send us your photographs and memories of the Eastbourne Carnival to: Eastbourne Herald, Berkeley House, 26 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne BN21 4SA.

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Pirate fun at the carnival in 1977

Pirate fun at the carnival in 1977

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Looking for a home improvement loan? Eastbourne Carnival 1978

Looking for a home improvement loan? Eastbourne Carnival 1978

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