Enid Blyton president of Swanage Carnival 1957

Posted on 11th May, 2022

We travel back to 1957 when one of Britain’s treasures, Enid Blyton, an English children’s writer was president of our very own Swanage Carnival.

Her books have been worldwide bestsellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Her books are still enormously popular. We just hope that our programmes might have the same success… one day.

This was one of the first pages from the 1957 carnival programme. And just below, is the cover of that year’s edition.


A special thanks to Geoff, who found and provided us with these images while looking through his Mother in Law’s keepsake box. Thanks again Geoff!