John Whittingdale attended the 100th anniversary Burnham Carnival on 27th September.

The first torchlight carnival took place in Burnham in 1909 and it is now one of the most successful carnivals in the country. This year’s carnival had over 70 entries and had the longest procession in its history.

John is pictured here with the Maldon Carnival Queen, Louise, aged 13 who is a pupil at Sandon School, together with Princesses, Kerry aged 14 and Georgia aged 13, both of whom attend the Plume School.