13, 2013 In
photos & video: Burnham and Highbridge Youth Weekend Parade
More than 200 youngsters took part in a colourful parade
through Burnham-On-Sea today (Saturday) during the town's Youth
groups from Burnham, Highbridge and Berrow took part in the procession
from Maddocks Slade on the northern end of The Esplanade to College
Street, along the High Street and into Pier Street.
and Highbridge Mayor Martin Cox and town crier Alistair Murray
led the parade, followed by members of the Lucy Gunter Dance Centre,
the BEES drama group, Burnham and Highbridge Karate Club, Burnham
Swimming Club, Highbridge Brownies and Berrow Guides.
and residents cheered on those taking part in the parade, which
was followed by dance demonstrations on the seafront by the Lucy
Gunter Dance Centre. These will continue from 11.30am-3pm on Sunday.
Smith, organiser of the Youth Weekend, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The parade was a great success. The whole idea of the weekend
is to help youth groups promote themselves and demonstrate to
everyone what talented kids we have within our towns."
Martin Cox added: "I really enjoyed the parade and would
like to think this could become an annual event - possibly similar
to the summer carnivals of years ago. There was a fantastic following
along the route and it brought a real buzz to the town. All those
taking part and the organisers did a great job on such a hot day."
were also a dozen craft stalls and games set up along the seafront.
The event is supported by Burnham Lions, BARB, Sunspot Amusements
and Burnham Town Team.
Lucy Gunter Dance Centre dancers were near the front of the parade
Burnham's Swimming Club took part in the parade in their swimming
A large crowd of onlookers followed the parade along the seafront
Berrow Guides were among the youth groups taking part in the
Burnham's Mayor and town councillor Paul Young were at the front
The parade moved by the pier, then away from the seafront into
Shoppers in the High Street enjoyed the spectacle in the town
Organiser Jonathan Smith with the Sunspot Amusements characters
BARB's truck led the parade as the convoy moved through the town
Crowds of spectators watched the parade outside the Somerset
and Dorset pub
The youth parade ended at the top of Pier Street on the seafront
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