CROWDS lined the route to see the procession which opened Bransford District Carnival in 1950.

The decorated vehicles assembled at Sherridge and then travelled by way of Leigh Sinton, Bransford Corner, Suckley Road, Alfrick Pound, Alfrick Memorial, Leigh and the Suckley Road, to Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall.

The parade was led by the carnival queen, Miss F Mitchell, and among the floats were Leigh and Bransford WIs The old woman who lived in a shoe; Mr C P Norbury's vehicle, Fruits of Toil, driven by Mr Bryan Dance; Mr Ball's vehicle Bride and Bridegroom and Evening in Paris, driven by himself; Mr K Beard's vehicle Leigh Sinton Nurseries, driven by Mr Arthur Shook; Mr E L Jay's vehicle Beer is Best, driven by Mr Harold Turner; and Mr J Hughes' pony and float Gay Garden, driven by Mrs Hughes.

Children's fancy dress winners were three year old John Nicholls, of Rushwick, as The Champ, Irene Ralph, from Leigh Sinton, with No More Strikes, and Monica Edwards, from Lower Howsell, as Brumas.

A model railway driven by Mr Darby gave rides as did a pair of donkeys loaned by Mr Virgo. Other amusements included Messrs. Peters' roundabouts and swings and the Malvern Silver Band under conductor, Mr C Smith.