Published: October 30, 2010
Carnival countdown underway for Burnham-On-Sea club

The finishing touches are being made to Burnham-On-Sea's carnival cart, with just days to go until the big event.

Members of Hillview Carnival Club have been working around the clock to get their cart, called The Show, ready in time for the Bridgwater Carnival this Friday (November 5th).

Hillview's cart, which is called The Show, has cost £12,000 to build and has a theatrical theme this year. It has 35 moving parts and is decorated with over 10,000 lights, half of which are environmentally-friendly.

Hillview's Chairman, Mark Bishop, told "The poor weather over the past week has set us back because not all of the outdoor work could be completed, but Space Storage in Highbridge has helped us a lot by giving us an indoor area to work."

"Overall, we're really pleased with how the cart is coming together. It's our most ambitious cart ever and the excitement is building. We'll be screwing in thousands of bulbs over the next few days to make sure everything's ready in time."

The cart will be on show to the public for the first time at Bridgwater Carnival on Friday November 5th and it will then come home to Burnham for the town's carnival on Monday, November 8th.

Hillview has high hopes of repeating its success of last year, when it won the County Cup, after wins at every event on the Guy Fawkes Carnival Circuit. The cart has been built in a shed at the Bristol Bridge Inn - and the club is grateful to the pub's licensees for their continuing support.

Our photos show the work underway behind the scenes at Hillview Carnival Club this week


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