Carnival 2016: Excitement grows for Monday's parade
final countdown is underway to this year's 70th annual Highbridge
and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival which takes place on Monday (November
of colourful illuminated floats will light up the town, with more
than 80 entries in the parade, which will start at 7.30pm.
say the weather for Monday evening in Burnham will be chilly, with
temperatures of five degrees Centigrade and a light northerly breeze,
but it should stay dry for the whole of the procession.
Hillview Carnival Club will be displaying its specatcular space-themed
float called 'Reach 4 The Stars'. Other entries to look out for
will be Ramblers' entry 'Scrapped' and Gemini's 'Phantom' which
are sure to impress the crowds.
Archer, Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Chief Marshall, pictured,
said it will be a special parade.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It promises to be a cracking year
- we have a great team that are putting a lot of work into it -
and there are some great entries."
entries will be lining up from Saturday evening - after Bridgwater
Carnival - along Queens Drive and the Frank Foley Parkway. Road
closures will be in operation through the weekend.
route of Monday's parade is unchanged, starting as usual in Love
Lane, near the town's Tesco supermarket.
entries will then wend their way along Love Lane, into Manor Road
and Victoria Street, before travelling along Burnham High Street
and finishing in Marine Drive.
Queen Hannah Sainsbury, pictured here alongside her two Carnival
Princesses Olivia Moores and Rachael Nicol, will lead the parade
after being selected in April.
and Highbridge Carnival Chairman Phil New added: "It promises
to be a fantastic evening - there are lots of great entries this
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2016
- full details and guide to Monday's event