Recycling Lymington's Carnival Queens

Calling all previous Lymington Carnival Queens - please contact the Lions Club of Lymington & Brockenhurst!

2018 Lymington Carnival Queen in a BHG Marine motor boatThe Lions Club of Lymington & Brockenhurst, organisers of Lymington Carnival, are appealing for past Lymington Carnival Queens to contact them.

By ‘Recycling the Queens,’ it will fit very much into this year’s theme of ‘Saving Our Planet,’ suggested by the headline sponsor Colten Care.

The Carnival parade will take place on the morning of Sunday 21 July and will be taking a circular route around the Town from 11:00.

Lymington Carnival is one of the biggest and most spectacular carnival processions in the New Forest area. This year's Saving the Planet theme will give the opportunity for a number of local groups and organisations to send out important messages about the environment.

Recycling Carnival Queens

"Many other Carnivals around the world invite past Queens into their parades," said Ian Duncan, Lions Carnival Organiser.

"We thought this was a very good idea for Lymington, but guess as in the Town’s own unique style, we will not be asking for them to dress up in crinoline hooped dresses, but encourage more of an individual style.

Naturally, many will want to recreate the elegance of their previous appearance in the procession. Others girls might just want to give a quirky new twist, such as Joanna Lumley’s ‘Patsy’ - the morning after the night before!! It’s very much up to the girls, but we will be providing the Carnival Queen Sashes.

Get in touch with the Lions Club on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carnival Entries

There is still time for walking entries to enter the Carnival. The number of entries is restricted and therefore it is important that you email (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or post your application form as soon as possible. More details can be found here.

Find out more about Lymington Carnival here

Photo: 2018 Carnival Queen being driven around the procession by BHG Marine.

Photo credit: William Bonett, with thanks.