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Thame Carnival parade
Thame Carnival parade

Organisers of Thame’s annual carnival are on the hunt for a sporting star to declare the event open on the day.

Carnival chair Sue Downhill is at the helm for the first time and is appealing for a famous face to come forward and cut the ribbon on June 14.

Sue, who’s lived in Thame for more than 30 years, said: “Ideally we need a sports person because the theme is sports and recreation, so if anyone knows anyone then I’d be very grateful to hear from them. I’m also looking for a steel band to play some music during the procession, so if anyone knows a band who will volunteer, please get in touch.”

The float procession – which will include classic cars – will begin at midday and meander its way down to the recreation ground on Southern Road where there will be fun and games for all the family.

Sue said: “We’re hoping to have a Lancaster Bomber fly over the town at some point on its way back from the flypast in London for the Queen’s birthday.”

Following some uncertainty, the carnival is now definitely going ahead after scheduled road resurfacing work due to take place on carnival day was pushed back to June 16.

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