November 13, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea carnival float wins first place at Wells
Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club had
a successful night at Wells Carnival on Friday (November 12th)
when it scooped first place.
The club's cart, The Show, won the juvenile category - its first
place of the carnival season - having previously achieved second
places at Burnham, Bridgwater, North Petherton and Shepton Mallet.
The float now moves on to take part in the Glastonury Carnival
tonight (Saturday) and then Weston on Monday.
They were originally awarded third place at Bridgwater Carnival,
but were changed to second after being accidentally overlooked
by two judges. Mark Bishop, Hillview's cart captain, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
he was "delighted" at the news.
The huge cart has cost £12,000 to build and is decorated
with over 10,000 lights, half of which are environmentally-friendly.