Our Annual Water Carnival is on Saturday 2nd August. The fun begins on the beach at 10.00am with competitions, games and stalls followed by a whole host of entertainment right up until 11.00pm! Watch this space for our schedule or look out for a free programme. Details will also be on our facebook page.
Come and join us at our Spring Fete on the Green in Shaldon on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May. The fete will open at 10.30am followed shortly by the crowning of the new Royal Party. There will be lots of stalls, fun games and refreshments, we hope to see you there!
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Read the 2013 Chairman's report here
Boxing Day 2013
A record 146 teams (over 400 runners!) entered this year’s Shaldon Boxing Day Fancy Dress 3 Legged Race and the weather was kind to us and hundreds of spectators came out to line Shaldon’s streets. With so many teams, the large open space at The Ness was an excellent place for the judges, Sally Clarence and Anne Marie Morris to get a good view of all the inventive costumes and also gave the runners a speedy downhill start. Winners of the fancy dress adult pairs were the well-deserved “Snow Belles” – Lyz Dorey and Karen Hadley, followed in 2nd place by Stuart McAuley and Jon Garrett with their magic carpet and Rhiannon and Ashleigh Molton coming third with their “forking ‘ell” knife and fork entry.The under 18’s also pulled out all the stops out with Jack Carden and Henry Spencer winning with their “Royal entry.” And Ella Quartly and Maisy Harbert “miming” their way to 2nd place. 3rd went to Ava and Millie Winsborrow with their “presents under the tree” entry.
The Group fancy dress was won by the topical “Save our ferry workshop” created by Ray and Vanessa Edworthy and Jane and Keith Stoyle, followed closely by “Tour de Shaldon” our biggest group (all local lads) getting 2nd place and 3rd by the “False Widows” Joe Heard, Anna and Holly Baumgart and Joao Morais.
Lastly the mixed aged category winners were James Josh and Will Powles dressed as “Pharaoh’s – Builders to the kings.” Susie and Debbie Ashleigh –Thomas clowned their way to second place followed by Zoe and Ella Constantine’s snowmen entry receiving third.
After 6 pit stops around the village downing beverages kindly donated by every pub in Shaldon, the first runners completed the course in just under 17 minutes. Many however never finished the race, choosing to just enjoy the atmosphere around them. The 3 Legged Race could not take place without the generosity of Shaldon’s Publicans and their support for the event is highly valued by the Water Carnival Committee.
Claire Savva, Secretary of SWC said “It is fabulous to see that after a lot of organisation from a small committee of people and huge support from Shaldon’s pub’s and villagers that this fun event is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and more importantly, raised over £800 for our funds which is donated back into the community, well done to all those who took part in making this another successful Water Carnival event.”
Our winter Ball was a huge success and everyone had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to all those involved in making it such a memorable night.
Photos of the evening are now available to view and order click here