Hillview Carnival Club enjoys a successful season
team at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club are enjoying a
successful season, having won three first places on the Somerset
carnival circuit so far.
club, which is celebrating its 40th year, has received praise
from spectators for its colourful jungle-themed entry, called
Jungle Fever, which was built with a team of dedicated volunteers.
achieved second place in its class at Bridgwater, before a first
place at Burnham, a second place at Weston, and then first places
at both North Petherton and Shepton.
club has two carnivals to go - Wells this evening (Friday) and
Glastonbury on Saturday night - to complete the circuit.
treasurer, Lyn Burland, told Burnham-On-Sea.com the club has enjoyed
a "great season so far" and that everyone is pleased.
did suffered a few problems at Weston Carnival when the torential
rain on that evening got into our electrics and left us with no
music, but our children were wonderful and still carried on performing
looking forward to the final two carnivals and entertaining the
crowds at Wells and Glastonbury."
with more than 5,000 light bulbs, the 80ft-long cart has cost
the club more than £10,000 to build.
Hillview's jungle-themed entry in action this month