fireworks could switch nights in 2013 after carnival change
seafront fireworks display could be switched to a new night in
2013 following this week's decision to hold Burnham's carnival
on a Friday for the first time.
first reported here
by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Committee
has announced that the carnival will be held on Friday 1st November
which will be the night before Bridgwater's event, making it the
first event on the carnival circuit.
seafront fireworks display is traditionally held on the night
before Burnham's carnival - a Sunday - but in 2013 a different
night is now being considered.
Cllr Ken Smout told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "The new
day for the carnival gives us a number of options for the fireworks."
Thursday night is an option, but we'd like to keep the display
during the carnival weekend if possible to make it attractive
the display to the Saturday night is a possibility. It would bring
the advantage that children could stay up late to watch it without
having to go to school the following morning."
I am aware that Bridgwater Carnival will be on Saturday night
and we would prefer to avoid a clash."
Sunday night is still probably the best night but the Town Council
will discuss all the options further in the New Year before a
decision is made."
Top, Burnham's dazzling fireworks display could change dates next
year (Photo: Nick Whetstone)