Dad was most enthusiastic
when the Douglas Carnival was revived in the late 40s. He had been a
keen supporter from as early as 1923, as in the picture on the right.
Dad is on the right, his brother Leo centre
and an unidentified friend on the left. They were part of a
large entry in the decorated bicycle class for the carnival.
In 1950 I helped dad decorate my bike, and sister Pauline with her
scooter. Her entry was depicting the nursery rhyme Rock-a-bye
I won first prize, only because I was the only entrant in the class,
Pauline also received an award. We're pictured below in 1950.