works round-the-clock to finish cart for Bridgwater Carnival
team at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club are working around
the clock this week, making final preparations to their cart before
Friday's Bridgwater Carnival, which marks the start of the carnival
The club's colourful cart, called 'One Way Ticket', is being
given a final lick of paint while the huge of job of screwing
in thousands of light bulbs has also been underway.
with more than 10,000 light bulbs, many of which are environmentally-friendly,
the cart has cost the club around £12,000 to build.
The club's children have also been trying on their costumes and
rehearsing their routines, as pictured below. This year's costumes
have been been made by Tina Marshall and Lyn Burland for the 19
Hillview's Chairman, Mark Bishop, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
been a very busy week, with the team working at all hours of the
day to get everything finished in time, but we're really looking
forward to Friday's Bridgwater Carnival, followed by North Petherton
on Saturday and Burnham
Carnival on Monday."
The club warned that there may be slow moving traffic along the
A38 while the float travels from Highbridge to Bridgwater early
on Friday morning.
Pictured: Top, Hillview volunteers Sophie Nicholson, Mel James
and Alison House and, above, Hillview's 19 young members
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2011