Wombles were out in force at the Banbury Carnival parade 34 years ago.
Wombles were out in force at the Banbury Carnival parade 34 years ago. In the Banbury Guardian on June 26, 1980, they were pictured wombling their way along Horse Fair, past the enormous crowd which gathered to watch the colourful procession.
“The turn out was staggering, and the people of Banbury did us proud yet again,” said carnival chairman Mr Paul Lester.
The three quarter mile-long convoy led by the Thames Valley Police band, was cheered along a circular route, via North Bar, Horse Fair, High Street and Castle Street. Among the entrants of floats were the six wives of Henry VIII, a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory float and a mobile menagerie of All Creatures Great and Small.
Local dignataries also threw sweets to thousands of jubilant children.