A MEMBER OF THE FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT CARNIVAL ASSOCIATIONS (F.I.C.A.)

192nd

Carnival & Regatta

Thursday 25TH July 2019

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Court 2018

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QUEEN

Taylisia Short


SENIOR PRINCESSES

Macie Stanford & Amy Atkinson


JUNIOR QUEEN

Adelle Sharp

JUNIOR PRINCESSES

Alannah Cartwight & Sienna Foy


ROSEBUD QUEEN

Lily Hyland


DEPUTY QUEEN

Kelsi Endean

DEPUTY JUNIOR QUEEN

charlie cousin


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HISTORY of the CARNIVAL & REGATTA

The Origins of Deal Carnival

The history of the Association can be traced back to 1826.  After the closure of the Naval Dockyard in Deal the towns people started to become restless. A great number of dock workers and sailors with very low spirits living locally became a worry to the local Council, they saw a need to raise interest and attract people into the area and came up with the Deal and Downs Regatta. At this time, all the events were water borne and the press of the time reported that they were a tremendous success, with what was described as 'a very colourful display out on the sea'.

Royalty became associated with the Patronage starting with the last Naval Commander of the former Dockyard, the Duke of Clarence, who later became William IV. Followed years later by Queen Victoria.

Sailing and rowing events were the mainstay of the celebrations, usually over just one weekend in August, or in later years, September.

The title 'Royal Regatta' appears on many Programmes from earlier this Century, right up to the Second World War when the title was dropped and became just 'Deal Regatta"

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Carnival Procession

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Deal Tri

Dinosaur 10K

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Deal Tri

1000m open water swim race

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Lorry Pull

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Junior Pier Festival

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Castle

Raft Race

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Detail of other events appear in the official Carnival and Regatta Programme 2109


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Where are we?


Deal is located in the South -East of England.


We are only 7miles from the International Port of Dover in Kent, and 23 miles from the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone.


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