In Pictures: Weston Carnival 2019

PUBLISHED: 12:25 09 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:30 11 November 2019

Weston Carnival, Globe CC Steampunk Revolution.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Globe CC Steampunk Revolution. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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'It was a perfect night for carnival' as families flocked to see a stunning parade of illuminated carts wind their way through Weston.

Weston Carnival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Thousands of spectators lined the streets as more than 100 colourful illuminated carts, marching bands and entertainers descended on the town for the event which celebrated its's 50th year, last night (Friday).

One spectator commented that 'it was the perfect night for carnival', following last year's parade which was almost cancelled due to heavy rain and high winds.

Weston Carnival, Huckyduck CC .    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Huckyduck CC . Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Carnival Committee member Terry Gilbert said: "It has cost us around £35,000 to run the carnival this year, and we started working on the procession from December last year, to make sure the event ran perfectly and smoothly."

The carnival has eight new sponsors this year, including Weston Town Council, which gave the committee £500 towards its 50th celebrations, All The Two's Taxis, and the town's museum.

Weston Carnival, Harlequin CC Ironworks.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Harlequin CC Ironworks. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Bristish Flag CC Last Ride.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Bristish Flag CC Last Ride. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Hot Rock CC  Voyage to Valhalla.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Hot Rock CC Voyage to Valhalla. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Smandys CC Bugzy Malone.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Smandys CC Bugzy Malone. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Mendip Vale CC  Rolling on the River.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Mendip Vale CC Rolling on the River. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Xtreme CC.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Xtreme CC. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Huckyduck CC .    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Huckyduck CC . Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Ramblers CC.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Ramblers CC. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Storm.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Storm. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Renagades CC.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Renagades CC. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, First Bus.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, First Bus. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Bristish Flag CC Last Ride.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Bristish Flag CC Last Ride. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Marina Sydenham JCC Sea Warriors.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Marina Sydenham JCC Sea Warriors. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Cobra CC Dia De Los Muertos.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Cobra CC Dia De Los Muertos. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Carnival, Silent Mary Masqueraders CC.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Carnival, Silent Mary Masqueraders CC. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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