January 16, 2011
photos: Burnham and Highbridge Carnival Presentation Night
100 people from carnival clubs across Somerset gathered for Burnham-On-Sea's
annual carnival presentation ceremony on Saturday night (January
event, held at Laburnum House in West Huntspill, saw a total of
44 trophies and cups handed to the winners of last
November's procession by Carnival Queen Anna Kevan and Carnival
Chairman Phil New.
Carnival Club received the main trophy, the Phil Harris Memorial
Bowl, for the best entry in the entire Burnham procession after
their stunning cart 'Wild Bill's Runaway Train' impressed the
of Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club, pictured above, also received
an armful of awards for their cart 'The Show', including the silverware
for the best local entry.
trophies for the Best Tableaux entries went to Huckyduck CC for
their cart 'Spirit of The Blitz' while Gremlins also ran away
with the open feature trophy.
Paul, Burnham carnival's secretary, pictured right, was awarded
a special trophy, the Ben Travers Challenge Cup, for showing "the
true spirit of carnival" by arranging last-minute marshalls
and completing admin for the popular event.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Saturday's presentation night was
a great event when clubs from across Somerset came together to
look back at a super carnival in Highbridge and Burnham. We're
all looking forwards to this November's 2011 carnival."
Carnival Club received the Phil Harris Memorial Bowl, for the
best entry in the entire Burnham procession, from Burnham Carnival's
queen and Chairman
A brand new trophy, the Valerie Brooks Memorial Trophy, which
has been donated to Burnham and Highbridge Carnival by her son,
Derek Harvey Watts, was presented to Shambles Carnival Club