Carnival excitement grows ahead of tonight's parade
of people will line the streets of Burnham-On-Sea this evening
(Monday) when dozens of colourful illuminated carts take part
in the 68th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.
procession, which starts at 7.30pm, is forecast to be overcast
with mild temperatures of around 14°C and a chance of light
rain showers later in the evening.
residents and carnival enthusiasts have been getting an early
daylight glimpse of the entries in Queens Drive and the Frank
Foley Parkway, as pictured here, ahead of the procession and the
carts are on show through today.
route of tonight's parade is unchanged, starting 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 Drive,
as shown on the map.
number of Carnival day
road closures and diversions will be in operation during today's
event and visitors are being advised to leave extra time before
biggest cheers of the evening from locals tonight are likely to
be for Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club with its colourful Christmas-themed
cart, It's A Cracker, pictured above. The
club - which is the only one to be based in Burnham - has pulled
out all the stops to create a super entry this year. Hillview
did well at Bridgwater Carnival on Saturday.
parade will be led by Burnham's 2015 Carnival Queen Abbi Fear
alongside her two carnival Princesses - Scarlet Puddy and Ruby
Jane Barton, pictured right.
Burnham's emergency services, including BARB Search & Rescue,
the RNLI and the ambulance service, will also be taking part in
the procession near the front.
around 300 volunteers have come forward to help collect charity
donations from spectators tonight.
will also be collection carts throughout the parade, with an appeal
being made today for visitors to dig deep and help make it a financial
will be available at the car parks in Burnham's Oxford Street,
Marine Drive and at Morrisons supermarket. There will also be
spaces in some side streets. More details are available in the
official programme, on sale at £1.50 in the town.
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