Topsham Royal Family secures carnival success

TOPSHAM’S Royal Family has won four first-placed prizes for the best float of its kind at carnivals in East Devon.

TOPSHAM’S Royal Family has won five first-placed prizes for the best float of its kind at carnivals in East Devon.

The family comprises of 14-year-old queen Cody Wilson as well as princesses Dayna Edworthy, 10, and Kia Davey, nine.

They have won best royal float at Exmouth, Axminster, Seaton, Colyton and Newton Poppleford carnivals.

The trio, who failed to win in Sidmouth, won a large cup after succeeding in Exmouth last week.

Cody, Dayna and Kia were crowned in August before the start of Topsham Town Fayre week. The town’s crier, Keith Smith, conducted the ceremony in Matthews Hall.

Topsham first had a royal family, a tradition associated with the fayre, in the winter of 1931.

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Doreen Erasmus, who is still living in Topsham, was one of the queen’s maids 79 years ago.

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