Carnival returns after 15 years

JUST for the record, regarding the welcome return of the Eastbourne Carnival this year, I would like to correct the misconception, both in your headlines and elsewhere, that this event is being resurrected “after a break of over 20 years”.

The last Eastbourne Carnival, which was a rather poor show, took place on 5th July 1997, which was its fourth Saturday slot, having previously taken place on Wednesdays up to 1993.

There was a date fixed for July 1998, but this was cancelled due to the disappointing support the previous year.

So it is actually after an absence of 15 years that it makes its comeback this year.


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