Carnival Capers

Belinda Bennett gives us the latest news from the Devon carnival circuit

Axminster Carnival 2011 - RESULTS

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THE indomitable spirit of carnival shone through brightly on a rain- lashed procession night at Axminster on Saturday. Cold and wet they may have been, but the entries battled on bravely to complete the route with a smile on their faces - cheered on by...

Colyton Carnival Results

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PREDICTED heavy rain and gale force winds, thankfully, held off to enable another spectacular Colyton carnival parade to go ahead on Saturday. Organiser Caroline Collier said they were delighted with the number of entries and the turnout of spectators...

Colyton Carnival

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Colyton bathed in the bright lights of carnival last Saturday. A sprinkling of light rain at 7pm lifted to ensure the procession went ahead in almost perfect conditions - after an especially depressing weather forecast. Many Colyton organisations took...

Nunsford Nutters on home turf

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Bird Is The Word brings the silverware home. They are East Devon’s reigning kings (and queens) of the comedy class and, on Saturday, the Nunsford Nutters were in a class of their own - on home turf. The long-running carnival club, on the road this...

Colyton prepares for carnival parade

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Hundreds exepected to support town’s big night of carnival fun IT’S Colyton’s big night (Saturday) with a bumper line up expected for the annual carnival parade. The floats and walking entries will set off at around 8pm tonight for what...

The Muckslingers CC 2011

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Awliscombe-based The Muckslingers CC is on the road this year with a Russian-themed float in the under 30 ft class. Rasputin achieved a commendable second place at Seaton last Saturday on what is traditionally the first outing of the illuminated carnival...

Sidvale CC unveils 2011 theme

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The mighty Sidvale CC has unveiled Yee Ha! as its 2011 offering on the illuminated circuit. Competing in the open float (over 30 ft) class, the wild west entry is bound to be a big contender on the East Devon circuit this year. Sidvale, one of the most...

Seaton carnival results

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ALTHOUGH entries were down by nearly a quarter at Seaton carnival procession on Saturday, organisers say the superb standard more than made up for it. In fact, committee chairman June Millman said judges were sorry they could not present prizes to everyone...

Nunsford Nutters 2011

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After a very successful run in the comic classes, Colyton-based Nunsford Nutters CC have unveiled a truly original theme for this year’s illuminated carnival season. Bird is the Word was unleashed on crowds in Seaton last weekend. It took first...

Colyton royal party crowned

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COLYTON’S royal party was officially installed as the town’s carnival week got under way on Saturday. Queen Tia Webber, princess Tessa Collier and princess’ attendant Megan Gilding were crowned by local gardening expert Anne Swithinbank...

Honiton & District Carnival Limited - AGM

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The annual meeting of Honiton and District Carnival will take place at Turks Head Function Rooms tonight (Friday, March 26) at 7pm. All welcome.

Bumper season for Sidvale

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Bumper season for Sidvale Sid vale Carnival Club recently held their annual “Christmas Social” to thank all its supporters, everyone from Sponsors, to our neighbours at our float building site. On display at the Social evening were a fantastic...

Honiton Christmas Carnival

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As Honiton and District Carnival prepares to host East Devon’s only Christmas procession, event secretary Karen Wilson has issued a clarion call.Are you taking part in the event and planning to attend the party afterwards at Honiton Royal British...

Newton Poppleford Carnival

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A Carnival Capers photographer will be there. I'm taking a weekend off. Good luck to all entries. Revisit this site for pictures and results

Bridgwater will no longer be first on Guy Fawkes circuit

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A CARNIVAL shake-up means Weston residents will be enjoying a Friday night event in 2012. The seaside resort managed to bag the slot after Bridgwater organisers revealed their carnival would move to a Saturday to try and attract more visitors. This means...

Honiton Carnival: Special presentations

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CARNIVAL chairman Bill Austin ensured two special presentations were made last night. Myrtle Harris, carnival president, received a bouquet for her unstinting efforts to gather prize money sponsorship and carnival secretary Karen Wilson was presented...

Roger Muspratt-Hamilton - gearing up for the County Circuit

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Well its nearly here... Bridgwater Carnival takes place on Friday the 6 th November and one single masquerader, Roger Muspratt-Hamilton, from Paignton, in Devon, is all geared up for it. Roger has been out on the road since August 16 th, which was his...

Midweek Herald - Honiton Carnival coverage

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COVERAGE of this year's carnival will feature on pages 20, 21, 22, 40 and 41 (please note the gap between pages 22 and 40) in tomorrow's paper. I got pages 40 and 41 at the last minute. The coverage is mainly pictorial, plus results. This year...

Honiton and District Carnival 2009 - RESULTS

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Class A Open: 1st - Rollin on the River, Sid Vale CC 2nd - Parade, Phoenix CC 3rd - Icequerade, Eclipse CC 4th - What you waiting for - Axminster YFC Class C Local: 1st - Honiton Pantomime Society Class D Comedy: 1st - Nutters Clean Up, Nutters CC 2nd...

Nutters' thanks to Graham Pady

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NUNSFORDS Nutters Carnival Club would like to thank Graham Pady for his invaluable help this year. Mr Pady provided cover for the club while they upgraded their 2009 entry. Prior to this year, the club had not been able to properly decorate its tractor...

Honiton Carnival 2009: Pedlars behave

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I am pleased to report that pedlars behaved themselves at Honiton last night. Not only did they stay well ahead of the procession, they worked to the side from an early point in the carnival. They did it with a smile, which is excellent progress.

Honiton Carnival: Marshals

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Marshals at this year's carnival were: Somerset and West Dorset Marshals (formerly Yeovil) Wellington Carnival Committe Nymphos Carnival Club Yarcombe Young Farmers' Club Two carnival-spirited ladies from Sidmouth and Honiton and District Carnival...

Tango JCC will be at Taunton

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Reports that Tango JCC have split up and will not be appearing at Taunton Carnival are untrue, Carnival Capers has been asked to point out.

What really happened at Chard Carnival 2009

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CARNIVAL clubs came to each other’s aid during this year’s ill-fated Chard and District Carnival – before police stopped them lifting low power cables with specialist poles and evacuated the area. The root of last Saturday’s problem...

Exmouth Carnival 2009 - photos

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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2019166&id=1505778663&l=9881fa8fc2 For pictures of tonight's carnival click the link above. Review and results to follow.

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