Carnival capers hit Burnham

THE chilling night air did not deter carnival fans as scores of residents gathered in Burnham for the spectacular parade.

THE chilling night air did not deter carnival fans as scores of residents gathered in Burnham for the spectacular parade.

The glittering procession laid on a visual treat for the thousands of people who eagerly awaited its arrival, despite the winter temperatures.

Carnival Queen Kayley Elton, aged 15, braved the cold with her two princesses, Lauren Wainwright, aged 12, and seven-year-old Daisy-May Kilduff, who were all sat atop a boat near the front of the procession.

Local entries included Hillview Carnival Club, the Lucy Gunter Dance and Theatre Group, coastguards from Burnham's station and Animal Farm Adventurers from Berrow.


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Hillview had another reason to smile at the crowds after judges proclaimed their float 'Daddy Cool (Ice Cool)' first place for best local entry in the Juvenile Feature/Tableaux class.

The sparkling array of lights, glitter, sequins and feathers made its way from Tesco in Love Lane, and travelled along Manor Road, Victoria Street, High Street and Marine Drive for the 2007 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.

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To read more about the illuminated carnivals around the South West and to send us your own pictures take a peak at the 'Carnival Capers' blog.

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