carts arrive in Burnham-On-Sea after Bridgwater Carnival
of carnival carts have arrived in Burnham-On-Sea after finishing
the Bridgwater Carnival as the countdown to Monday's Highbrige
and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival continues.
carts began arriving in Burnham on Saturday evening just after
10pm after completing the opening carnival event in Bridgwater.
colourful carts are on display in Queens Drive and the Frank Foley
Parkway throughout today (Sunday) in the lead-up to Monday's Burnham-On-Sea
100 entries are taking part in Monday's parade which begins at
7.30pm, and includes more than 50 full-length carts.
Carnival Chairman Phil New said: "It promises to be a fantastic
evening - there are lots of really great entries again this year."
interest will be centred on Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival
Club with its Christmas-themed float called 'It's A Cracker',
which features a giant Santa and snowman plus scores of festive-themed
route of Monday's parade is unchanged, starting as usual in Love
Lane, near the town's Tesco supermarket. The carts will then wend
their way along Love Lane, into Manor Road and Victoria Street,
before travelling along Burnham High Street and finishing in Marine
Archer, Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Chief Marshall, said:
"This year's carnival carts will line up on Queens Drive
(from Tesco roundabout to Stodden's Lane) and on Frank Foley Parkway
(in between Ben Travers Way north and south). This closure remains
in place for Sunday and Monday," he says.
Monday, walking entries will be congregating in a reserved part
of Tesco Car Park during the afternoon. Access to the store will
carnival procession will use the normal route, starting at Tesco
Roundabout 7.30pm and finishing at Burnham Holiday Village. Most
road closures will be put in place at 6.30pm."
carts complete the procession route, they will travel from Marine
Drive, along Burnham Road, and left into Peperall Road to split
apart in Frank Foley Parkway. Carnival carts will then leave Burnham
via Queens Drive."
last year, Burnham and Highbridge Road will remain open for traffic
until you reach the lighthouse pub. Highbridge and the A38 will
remain open for traffic until the entirety of the Carnival weekend."
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2015
- full details and guide to Monday's event