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Behind the Scenes: “The Doddington Stories”

Bit of behind the scenes website work-in-progress for you? Ok.So, I wanted to make a bit of a ‘thing’ about the Trophies, Shields and Awards that we hand out each year, and wanted them all to appear on the website.
All Awards that we give out to the Winners and Runner-ups on Doddington Village Sports and Carnival.At present, we list the various awards and their respective winners, but I wanted to have a little extra … something for each one.So, just as we were setting up for the Awards Presentation evening, in September 2008, I took my camera along to the Village Hall, and took the opportunity to photograph (to the best of my ability!!) each and every Award.I used one of those fabric-based pop-up studio-style photo boxes, (bit like this one  =>) such that the background on each trophy was white and therefore easier to use on the website. However, as I might have hinted at, I’m not a photographer and far from knowing what I’m doing with a photo studio!  Either way, I took about a hun…

Join our NEWSLETTER!

Come and join our brand NEW email NEWSLETTER!No, it’s not more SPAM for your mailbox, but more a summary version of what’s going on within the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival.The aim is to send out an email about once per month, giving you news and updates as to what events are happening and when.It’s free to signup, and you
can unsubscribe at any time!
TO SIGNUP NOW, simply go to the Doddington Carnival website, at www.doddingtoncarnival.co.uk, and scroll down to the Newsletter section.  There’s a couple of details to add, and a confirmation email to click a link on. And that’s it!

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In terms of the personal data that we’re asking of you for the Newsletter, it’s:Email Address Your name We won’t sell your details, nor share them with anyone else. We promise.

Race Night With a Twist!

The Doddington Village Sports and Carnival’s first (ever!) Race Night With a Twist has come and gone!We had a great evening of entertainment, betting and posing with hobby horses!Everyone who came had a thoroughbred of an evening, leaving some guests a little ‘horse’!Here’s a few of the photos that we’ve taken on the evening, where you can see the ‘Jockeys’ lined up on the game board, awaiting the roll of the fateful dice.  We’re hoping to stage another Race Night With a Twist, as it really was one that ran away with us!To add to everything, all ‘Jockeys’ in all races were given a free gift of a t-shirt, courtesy of Sewlo Embroidery, based in Doddington.All in all, a brilliant evening, thanks to everyone that came along, as well as to everyone that helped to get it up and running. Fantastic effort.

Job Vacancies!

Every year, we’re always asked if there are any jobs that people can chip in to help us with, and each year – jobs like helping out on the day of the carnival, helping to set-up the field, or to take it all down again.  In our Carnival Committee meetings, we always talk about getting a Jobs List up on the website ahead of time, and each year, we don’t get around to do it. It’s not that we’re forgetful, or don’t care about it – we do. It’s just that with busy working lives, children and other ‘life stuff’, it gets… prioritised… at the bottom of the list!  But now, we’ve done it!  We’ve started a Jobs List on the Doddington Carnival website where you can check-out what help we need and throw your name into the ring to help!We’ve got the Race Night with a Twist coming up very soon, and there’s a job or two on there already for that (but there will be more!!) and then we’re into the preparations for the big events in July!So please, have a look! Get in touch, ideally sooner rather than la…

Wiki…what?

Question: ”Would you like to not only help the
Doddington Village Sports and Carnival,
but also help the WHOLE OF THE INTERNET?”Well, now you can, and from the comfort of your own home!Here’s what we mean.  We’ve noticed that there’s a piece of internet history that’s currently missing on the following Wikipedia page:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doddington,_Cambridgeshire…namely, the part about the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival!In case you’re not in the know, here’s a quick link to what Wikipedia is and what it’s all about: Wikipedia: Introduction.Now, according to Wikipedia’s rules, we’re not allowed to add this missing piece, as we’re ‘too close to the subject’, meaning that as we’re part of the Carnival Committee, we’re not best placed to add to Wikipedia, as we’d be biased writing about the work that we do, and the fun and enjoyment that we all get back from it.BUT YOU CAN!So, here’s your task: Add the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival to the internet’s his…