the scenes at Burnham's carnival club as the big day nears
Hillview Carnival Club is a hive of activity this week as its
team work around the clock to get their cart, called Luck Of The
Irish, finished in time for the start of the carnival season this
was invited to take a look behind the scenes this week as the
club completes their Irish-themed cart.
with more than 5,000 light bulbs, the 80ft-long cart has cost
the club more than £10,000 to build.
will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people at carnivals across
Somerset, starting in Bridgwater this Saturday (November 2nd)
and then Burnham on Monday evening (November 4th).
Chairman, Mark Bishop, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This year's
cart is decorated with a green Irish theme featuring leprachauns,
shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold - it's great fun."
name of the cart, Luck Of The Irish, is very suitable this year
because it's been a tough year for us. It did look at one point
as though we wouldn't be entering after we lost several volunteers
to other clubs, but we've got a great team and there's still a
strong team spirit running here and our cart is on track to be
ready in time."
have had great backing from the parents of our child members and
our cart captain, James Hallam, has been fantastic. We are also
so fortunate to have strong support from the Nicholson family
who help around the year."
added: "We're also very grateful for the support of Woodberry
Brothers in Highbridge who have allowed us to build this cart
on their premises and to the Bristol Bridge Inn for their continuing
team of volunteers are this week working around the clock screwing
in light bulbs and painting the final sections of the cart as
the final adjustments are made.