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The Kracken Unleashed At The Arbury Carnival 2023!

Thanks to the small and amazingly dedicated committee who steered this year's Arbury Carnival into being. It was a wonderful success. Thanks so much to that dedicated band! We were amazed at what they achieved and very grateful to them and the many others who volunteered their help and gave us all a brilliant day at Arbury Town Park. 

We were also grateful to all those who took part in the procession and made us feel that wonderful sense of community spirit Arbury Carnival day has created since its inception in 1977.

Hilary Cox Condron, former Arbury electoral ward county councillor, unleashed the kracken across the old Arbury/Harborough Meadows at the Carnival, and the mythical creature was a major success as it swirled from Minerva Way to the Arbury Town Park in Campkin Road as part of the Carnival's annual procession.

The Arbury landscape is steeped in history, from the Arbury iron age village and the roman villa erected nearby, to the Manor and Hall Farms and the building of the estate, so a Carnival theme of ancient and mystical things was highly appropriate.

Many thanks to Hilary and her friends for continuing to support the community here. 

And to anybody else even remotely involved - thank you too - it means a lot to us!

Spot the future site of the Arbury Carnival on our Arbury 1900 map, plus the Arbury iron age village. We've also jotted in the sites of the guided busway and Arbury Court!

Here's the same map, but with earlier field names - pre-dating Manor Farm. The Arbury/Harborough Meadows, North Arbury/Harborough Furlong, etc, covered most of the land north of Arbury Road, right up to Milton Road.


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