2016 Burnham and Highbridge Carnival Presentation Night
clubs from across Somerset gathered together for the annual Highbridge
and Burnham Carnival presentation evening on Saturday night (January
200 people crowded into Highbridge's Oaktree Arena to see more
than 40 trophies and shields presented to the winners of last
November's parade by Burnham Carnival Chairman Phil New and President
of Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club, pictured below, also had
a great night, receiving several awards for their successful Christmas-themed
cart 'It's A Cracker'.
Spirit Of Carnival Award - given to the individual that has shown
the true spirit of carnival - was awarded to hard-working carnival
volunteer Stuart Cassidy, pictured above, while Pentathlon Carnival
Club received the Chairman's Award.
New, Chairman of Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Committee, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a great night when the clubs
from across Somerset came together to look back at a super year.
As usual, there was plenty of good banter and discussion."
Hillview Carnival Club celebrated a great night of awards.
Phil and Jayne New with Renegades CC. The couple have donated
a new trophy, called the Dapman Shield (which relates to Phil's
carnival name). This was for sixth place Feature - and Renegades
are the first club to win.
Wayne (left) and Nigel Carlisle (Centre) with Malcolm Borland.
They donated a new cup, the Katie Carlisle Cup, which is for best
New Juvenile Entry
than 40 trophies and shields were presented to the winners of
last November's parade
guests enjoyed a meal, followed by the awards presentation, at
Jayne and Phil New with some of the trophies shown in the background.
The winners at the 2016 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival presentation
evening on Saturday (pics Paul Archer)