Carnival week 1930
In 1930 the hospital launched an ambitious campaign to raise funds for the building and ongoing running of the Infirmary. The carnival parade through the city was a culmination of a week-long series of events, including concerts, football matches, dances, sales and firework displays. The total raised after expenses was £4961 6s 0d which is the modern equivalent of around £300,000.
Below is a digital scan of the carnival programme that details all the activities throughout that week. It also is a great insight into Salisbury commerce during the period with advertisements for local shops and services...
Detail from page 11 showing the Infirmary building
For more images from Salisbury Carnival 1930 go to our website http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/carnival-week-1930/