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See and hear one of the capital's most historic carnivals in this colourful record of the Hanwell Carnival.
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Believed to be one of the oldest running Carnivals in London, Hanwell Carnival was first initiated in 1898 in order to raise funds for Cottage Hospital, now Ealing Hospital. The location of the carnival varied throughout the years; this edition sees the procession, made up of local community groups, finishing at Elthorne Park, where there's fun and games as well as an opportunity to win a Mini.