Published: November 9, 2009
In photos: Huge crowd watches colourful Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

A huge crowd of more than 20,000 people lined the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening (November 9th) to watch the town's annual illuminated carnival.

Over 90 floats and entertainers wowed the spectators with a cavalcade of colour and excitement.

Gremlins Carnival Club's Joust, above, won the award for best feature float while Gemini's To The Trees won the award for best entry. See the full results here.

Watch online video highlights of the parade by clicking here.

This year's Carnival Queen Jessica Rogers and her princesses, Danielle Hockey and Bethany May Ellis, led the procession through the town, as pictured.

Some of the biggest cheers of the night were for Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club, whose float, Gee Wizz, won the award for the best entry in the Juvenile category. This made it three out of three, after wins at North Petherton and Bridgwater. Read more about Hillview's success here.

Burnham Carnival Association Chief Marshall Phil New told "The event was a huge success and we're delighted with how it went. The procession was late starting, but there were no major hold-ups."

Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club scooped the top award in the juvenile class for their float Gee Wizz

Hucyduck Carnival Club's float was second overall in the tableaux class after Gemini CC's To The Trees (below)

Vagabonds Carnival Club's colourful float moved along Burnham High Street - it won the award for best decorated towing vehicle driver

Floats of all shapes and sizes joined in Monday night's procession

Cavaliers' Stand And Deliver impressed the crowds in Burnham

Hillview Carnival Club's members were celebrating after winning the Juvenile class

Toppers Carnival Club's El Loco came third in their class

Xtreme CC won the award for best adult masquerader at Burnham Carnival

Harrison Taylor, 5, won a contest to take part in the parade in this replica Formula One car

Burnham Lions Club members collected along the route of the carnival

Wick Carnival Club's Checkmate float passed the crowds into Marine Drive

Carnival President Malcom Borland said the event had been a "huge success"

Coastguards and BARB crews were near the front of the procession


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