Karizma mates make carnival history

PUBLISHED: 15:47 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:03 16 June 2010

P7477-34-09TI Newton Poppleford carnival queens Becca Cardwell (left) and Tiffany Clay.
photo Terry Ife

P7477-34-09TI Newton Poppleford carnival queens Becca Cardwell (left) and Tiffany Clay. photo Terry Ife

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TWO members of Axminster based Karizma majorettes have made history – by becoming the first ever joint carnival queens in Newton Poppleford.

TWO members of Axminster based Karizma majorettes have made history - by becoming the first ever joint carnival queens in Newton Poppleford.

Tiffany Clay and Becca Cardwell, both 12, who have been friends since they were just three, both want to be this year's village carnival queen, but didn't want to compete against each other for the crown.

Members of Newton Poppleford Carnival Committee therefore decided that they should both be queens, making carnival history.

Tiffany said: "I personally think it will be more exciting as I'm going to share a great experience with a good friend."

Becca said: "I have always wanted to be a queen since I was little and I watched the queen on the float, but I was too young. I'm really happy to be queen this year with Tiffany."

The girls are following in their fathers' footsteps. The men are members of the village cricket club and stepped in as an attendant and queen two years ago when no girls came forward.


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