Carnival 2011 Preview: The big day arrives!
than 80 colourful entries will be taking part in tonight's 64th
annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, which looks set to attract
bigger crowds of spectators than normal following the cancellation
of Saturday's North Petherton event.
of people have been taking a first look at the carts during the
daylight while they are parked up in Burnham's Queen's Drive and
Frank Foley Parkway ahead of tonight's procession, as pictured
colourful vehicles arrived
in Burnham on Saturday following the cancellation of North
Petherton Carnival due to Friday's
fatal M5 accident.
Burnham parade starts at 7.30pm in Love Lane, near the town's
Tesco supermarket, and will then wend its way along Love Lane,
onto Manor Road, before travelling along the High Street and finishing
in Marine Drive.
year's Carnival Queen, Jenny Yip, and her princesses, Burnham
girls Catherine Tolley and Alyssa Jarvis (pictured), will lead
closures come into operation during the evening and full details
of the route, car parking, and closures are shown here
in Burnham-On-Sea.com's carnival guide.
New, Chairman of the Carnival Association, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Everything is going to plan and we're delighted that there's
a good list of entries again this year. It promises to be another
watching tonight's carnival are being advised to rap up warm.
Forecasters predict that temperatures will fall to a chilly 7°C
and there is a chance of light rain during the evening.
the local entries will be Burnham's Hillview Club with its colourful
transport-themed cart, called One Way Ticket, pictured right,
which is sure to attract big cheers from the local spectators
on its home carnival circuit.
cart won third place in its category at Friday's Bridgwater Carnival.
emergency services, including St John Ambulance, Burnham Coastguard,
BARB and the fire service, will taking part near the front of
the procession ahead of the cavalcade of carts.
Young members of Burnham's Hillview Carnival will be taking part
Crowds of people have been viewing the carts in Queen's Drive
Burnham Rotary Club's collecting cart will be busy at today's