New Deepings Carnival queen is crowned

Deeping Carnival Queen Danielle Holland
Deeping Carnival Queen Danielle Holland

A NEW queen was crowned at a carnival.

The Deepings Carnival took place in John Eve Field, Market Deeping, on Saturday.

This year’s theme was Music and Wheels and for the first time the event featured a sound stage.

Local bands and singers of all ages performed during the day, including jazz and harmony groups and rock band Four of a Kind from The Deepings School.

This year’s carnival queen is Danielle Holland, who takes over from Charlotte Stapleton.

The event was organised by the Deepings Lions Club. Spokesman Nigel Wilson said: “The day was a great success. It was very well attended, the weather was great and everyone had a good day.

“We changed the format this year so there was no procession and all the activities were centralised on John Eve Field.

“In the arena we had various local groups like line dancers, a karate group and the Deepings Dance School putting on performances.”

During the day Mayor of Market Deeping Coun Bob Broughton announced Danielle as the new carnival queen.

Outgoing queen Charlotte presented her with a sash and crown and made a speech thanking the Lions for the experience of the previous year.

There was also a display of vintage cars and Harley Davidson motorbikes.

Nigel added: “We always run the carnival as a not for profit, free community event. All the money we raise goes straight back into the carnival.

“We would like to thank the Market Deeping Town Council and Deeping St James Parish Council for supporting us because we would be in trouble without them.”

The procession was cancelled this year because of the organisational problems it presents.

The Lions wanted to focus on making the events on the field the best they could be, and concentrate all their members on one site.