Carnival royals crowned

PORTISHEAD carnival s royal family has been chosen in one of the closest carnival queen competitions for years.

PORTISHEAD carnival's royal family has been chosen in one of the closest carnival queen competitions for years.

More than 100 girls entered the fierce contest and standards were extremely high.

Organiser, Debby Charman, said: "It is great to see so many young people entering into the spirit of things. The judges had a very hard time selecting the winners.

"I would like to thank everyone who took part and everyone who supported the event."


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The Portishead carnival queen is 14-year-old Gordano School pupil, Emma Hopkins. Runner-up was Natasha Clark, aged 16, and in third place was Tamsin Weston, aged 16.

Emma won £50 in Mall vouchers, sponsored by the Times. Natasha was awarded £20 in Super Saver vouchers and Tamsin was presented with chocolates from Indulgence. All three also received tiaras.

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Carnival princess this year is 11 year-old Georgia Hulls and seven-year-old Esme McGowan, a pupil at St Joseph's Primary School, was crowned flower princess.

The carnival queen, princess and flower girl will all have their hair styled courtesy of Robert John Hair Group on carnival day, which June 14.

To enter a float or walking entry in the procession call Wendy on 07816 050181 or for stall enquiries call 01275 844868.

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