Hillview Carnival Club clinches County Cup win
are underway at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club after
the club won the County Cup by clinching first place in their
class at Saturday's Glastonbury Carnival.
club, which is celebrating its 40th year, also won a first place
at Friday night's Wells Carnival - following wins in Burnham,
North Petherton and Shepton, and second-place spots in Bridgwater
club has won more points from the judges at each of the carnivals
than the nearst club, meaning it is the overall county champion.
colourful jungle-themed entry, called Jungle Fever, has received
praise from spectators and judges across Somerset over the past
treasurer, Lyn Burland, told Burnham-On-Sea.com the club has enjoyed
a "great season" and is "absolutely delighted"
to have won.
club has had a challenging year after losing its base at Woodberry
Brothers in Highbridge whne it went bust, leaving the club homeless
with nowhere to build.
its team of volunteers rallied behind the club and still managed
to complete the cart in two months from a new base when Terry
Rickards at Burnham Waste allowed the cart to be built on his
land in Highbridge.
with more than 5,000 light bulbs, the 80ft-long cart cost the
club more than £10,000 to build.
Top, Hillview's jungle-themed entry in action at Glastonbury on
Saturday (pic Al Crook) and above in Burnham this month