Benfleet Carnival

May Day Celebrations 1982 and 1983

I have some photos of the Carnival procession along Benfleet High Road, taken in 1982 and 1983.

It was in celebration of May Day and I think was only for a couple of years. It started from School Lane car park and finished in South Benfleet School’s field.

The first four photos were taken in 1982, when the 1st South Benfleet Brownies dressed up as Pearly Kings & Queens.

A 1st, 2nd and 3rd was awarded for the best floats. The 3rd South Benfleet Brownies came 1st in 1982.

The last four photos were taken at the 1983 Carnival.

1st South Benfleet Brownies, dressed as Pearly Kings & Queens - 1982
Melanie Graham
1st South Benfleet Brownies, dressed as Pearly Kings & Queens - 1982
Melanie Graham
1st South Benfleet Brownies, dressed as Pearly Kings & Queens - 1982
Melanie Graham
1st South Benfleet Brownies, dressed as Pearly Kings & Queens - 1982
Melanie Graham
3rd South Benfleet Brownies 1983
Melanie Graham
3rd South Benfleet Brownies 1983
Melanie Graham
3rd South Benfleet Brownies 1983
Melanie Graham
3rd South Benfleet Brownies 1983
Melanie Graham

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