Dazzling carts wow crowd of 35,000 at Burnham Carnival
huge crowd of around 35,000 people lined Burnham-On-Sea's streets
last night (Monday) to see the town's spectacular carnival.
50 floats and 50 walking individuals paraded through the town
for the 68th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.
mild weather swelled the crowd numbers along the route and organisers
said it had been one of the biggest crowds seen for years. Click
here for Carnival Results.
President Malcolm Borland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a super evening - it was great to see such large crowds out
all along the route enjoying it."
start of the parade was briefly delayed by 15 minutes due to a
recovery truck not arriving in time for the 7.30pm start.
of the biggest cheers of the night were for Burnham's Hillview
Carnival Club, whose It's A Cracker entry proved popular with
spectators and earned a second place in its class as we reported
Burnham Police said it had been a quiet evening for them, with
no siginificant crime incidents.
year's parade was led by Carnival Queen Abbi Fear alongside her
two carnival Princesses - Scarlet Puddy and Ruby Jane Barton,
who all received a warm reception along the route.