Published: June 10, 2008
Photo special: Hundreds flock to Burnham-On-Sea sandcastle contest

Over 250 Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorers from across the district gathered on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Tuesday evening (June 10th) for a mass sandcastle building competition.

Scouts from Burnham, Highbridge, Cheddar, Bridgwater, Cannington, Wedmore, Weare and Berrow took part in the competition besides the town's jetty.

One of the organisers, Pam Jamieson, said she was delighted at the turn-out, which had been boosted by the weather. "We've had a great evening and the weather made perfect conditions for sandcastle building!"

This year's judges were Burnham and Highbridge town councillor Pat Burge and Veronica Richardson and Pam Jamieson. Pat told "We were very impressed by the effort that was put into all the entries. A lot of thought went into creating some very original designs in the sand."

Hundreds of sandcastles were constructed during the competition

Bridgwater Scouts were the winners of the Scouts competition

Cannington Scouts clinched second place

Burnham Scouts won third place

The Cubs competition was won by Weare and District Cubs, and second place was won by Jake Hall, 9, of Huntspill and Highbridge Cubs (pictured besides text at top of page)

Bridgwater Cubs were awarded third place in the Cubs competition

Judge Pat Burge handed the first place award in the Beavers competition to Bridgwater Beavers

Huntspill and Highbridge Beavers were second

Third place went to Burnham and Highbridge Beavers

Hundreds of participants took part in the annual Burnham beach competition

Judges included Burnham and Highbridge town councillor Pat Burge and Veronica Richardson and Pam Jamieson

A special prize also went to this group of delighted Sedgemoor Explorers for their wall of castles in the sand


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