Wee Willie Winkie ran through the town and raised £7,000

Pam Bergin, Luke Sarjant, Ben Rose and Claire West, on the Southwater Infants School float at the carnival in 1994
Pam Bergin, Luke Sarjant, Ben Rose and Claire West, on the Southwater Infants School float at the carnival in 1994

The year was 1994 and Wee Willie Winkie, Humpty Dumpty and Little Bo Peep were helping to raise £7,000 for schools in Southwater.

The gaggle of nursery rhyme characters took to the streets as part of the Southwater Carnival, and the coffers of the Southwater Schools PTA were soon full to bursting.
The procession wound its way through the village before settling in at the school. They were led by the Wickford Youth Band, while bringing up the rear was the marching band of the TS King Alfred Sea Cadets.
The Southwater royal family in 1994 were King Jonathan Cooper, 10, Queen Hannah Spreadbury-Troy, 9, Prince Andrew Brown, 7, and Princess Cansu Gucbilek, five. They headed the procession in two open-top cars.
While Southwater schools were celebrating their windfall, brownies everywhere were marking the 80th anniversary of the Brownies Guide movement.
More than 300 girls met at the Nowhurst campsite for a massive party, where each pack erected a decorated totem pole before charging off to enjoy themselves with games and races galore. Another party, at the Bluebell Railway, saw 1,000 brownies take part in a birthday bash which included a picnic, a sing-song and, of course, a ride on a steam train.
In Cranleigh, youngsters with a burning ambition to become firefighters jumped onto a couple of mini engines which had been brought to a fair at the Longfields Old People’s Home. The fair raised £700 with the aim of building the county’s first Alzheimer’s garden.
And finally, Roffey Cricket Club unveiled its artificial wicket – with a little help from some young cricketers.
The 30metre strip was paid for with help from Horsham District Council, who donated £1,000. The money was handed to the club by Roffey councillor Danny Hilliard.
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All the King's men, alias scouts from the 2nd Southwater pack, keep an eye on Humpty Dumpty at the Southwater Carnival in 1994

All the King's men, alias scouts from the 2nd Southwater pack, keep an eye on Humpty Dumpty at the Southwater Carnival in 1994

New artificial wicket at Roffey Cricket Club in 1994

New artificial wicket at Roffey Cricket Club in 1994

June Goble as Mary Mary, Neil Skates as the Grand Old Duke, Gill Potter as Little Bo Peep, Brian Sampford as Old King Cole, Jenny Smith as Miss Muffett, and Laurie Hockley as her spider, on the Sun Alliance float at Southwater carnival in 1994

June Goble as Mary Mary, Neil Skates as the Grand Old Duke, Gill Potter as Little Bo Peep, Brian Sampford as Old King Cole, Jenny Smith as Miss Muffett, and Laurie Hockley as her spider, on the Sun Alliance float at Southwater carnival in 1994

Floats ready for the off during Southwater Carnival in 1994

Floats ready for the off during Southwater Carnival in 1994

Young firefighters in 1994

Young firefighters in 1994

Horsham brownies celebrate 80 years of the Brownie Guide movement in 1994

Horsham brownies celebrate 80 years of the Brownie Guide movement in 1994