Chairman’s Statement

Welcome to the 2019 Wareham Carnival. In a year that has seen so many local Carnival events fall by the wayside due to lack of support, I am proud to be Chair of such a thriving family event, one that brings our community together.

We owe so much to our supporters and volunteers, and this year I want to pay particular tributes to two people who are no longer with us.

  • Eric Osmond MBE who did so much for Wareham and its residents


  • Jill Elliott (nee Lowry), who loved and participated in so many carnivals, bringing laughter and her own particular flair to each one. She will be sadly missed as many of you know, Jill loved taking part in all the carnivals. She will be with us in spirit in many carnivals to come. So let’s all raise a glass in memory of Jill.

As both a family man and as part of this great community, I cherish the moments we have together. Here’s to a fantastic Carnival in 2019 and I am sure that we will be dancing for many decades to come.

Ian Davey (Chair)