photos: 30,000 people watch spectacular Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
crowd of up to 30,000 people lined Burnham-On-Sea's streets to
see the town's spectacular carnival on Monday night.
cavalcade of illuminated carts rolled through the town for the
66th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.
results, listed in full here, saw Ramblers Carnival Club win
the award for the best entry in the whole procession for its dazzling
cart Swarm Force, pictured below.
biggest cheers of the night were for Burnham's Hillview Carnival
Club, whose float, Luck Of The Irish, pictured right, proved popular
with spectators. The club came second in the juvenile class and
was named best local entry and won the Chairman's choice award.
year's Carnival Queen, Emma Nicholson, and her princesses, Pheobe
Stargatt and Amber Hayward,
led the procession through town which started on time.
Gremlins Carnival Club hoped to win for a fifth consecutive year
with its Xtinct cart, pictured right, however its hopes were dashed
when it suffered technical problems and its cart was plunged into
darkness five times along Burnham High Street.
were large crowds of spectators all along the route and organisers
said it had been a bumper event. "It was a brilliant evening
and we were delighted to see such a big turnout," Chairman
Phil New told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "It all went smoothly."
The overall winner was Ramblers
Carnival Club's Swarm Force
The Lucy Gunter Dancers took part in Monday's parade
The Burnham Holiday Village team with friends at the start of
Busy bees: Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton with his son collecting
at the carnival
Burnham's Dance Fit youngsters impressed the judges
Carnival Chairman Phil New lighting a firework to officially
start the carnival
BARB's crew were among the emergency services taking part
Pictures: Burnham-On-Sea.com, Mike Lang
COVERAGE OF THE 2013 CARNIVAL:
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drama during carnival