Dulverton Carnival has rhythm

Dulverton Carnival has rhythm

Tom and Clara Greenfield as Katy Perry and Dan Cutforth in Katy Perry: Part of Me. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

Members of Kings Brompton Young Farmers' Club's fun float with a serious message. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

Staff from Dulverton Dental Practice as Shrek and Princess Fiona. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

Bernard Webber family and friends from Exmoor Community Youth Club. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

John Fulford as Stiltskin. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

The Bristol Samba Band entertained the crowds with music and dance. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

First published in News This is The West Country: Photograph of the Author by

REVELLERS flocked to Dulverton on a dry, clear and cold Saturday night for this year’s carnival.

Ten floats took part in the parade and the Bristol Samba Band led the procession.

Almost £1,000 was given to collection tins during the only night-time carnival in West Somerset.

Keith Ross, one of the organisers, said: “It went very well and was a lovely evening.

We had more floats than last year but the number of people in the streets was down slightly, which was reflected in the amount collected.

“However, we are still very grateful to all who gave to help cover our expenses. The Bristol Samba band was fantastic and everyone was dancing to the rhythm.

“Overall, the carnival was as successful as ever and we were very lucky with the weather.”

The four-strong committee is inviting new members to join to bring new ideas and reinvigorate it for next year.

To get involved, call Jan Ross on 01398-323818.

 

RESULTS:

Artistic floats: 1 Wiveliscombe Young Farmers Club with Grease; Comic floats: 1 Dulverton Dental Practice with the Shrekettes, 2 Anstey Young Farmers Club with Wild, Wild West (also awarded the Best Young Farmers Cup and Best Performance Cup), 3 Kings Brompton Young Farmers Club with SOS Dairy; Best Pub Cup Rock: House Inn with Rock of Ages; Special Mention Cup: Brushford Bicycle Club with Albert Wiggins - Tour de France; Children's floats: 1 Wheddon Cross Carnival Club for Jubilee (also awarded Best Village Cup), 2 Bernard Webber, family and friends from Exmoor Community Youth Club with Peter Pan (also awarded Special Mention Cup), 3 Bridge Inn/Hanson family with Sailing Team Dulverton 2016.

Single child walker: 1 Ellie Gliddon as Mrs Mop, 2 Martha Williams as Little Red Riding Hood; Single adult walker: 1 Jules Waterman Abbot with Great British Pair, 2 Jack Waterman and Morph; Group of walkers: 1 Dulverton First School families as Team GB, 2 Clara and Tom Greenfield as Katy Perry and Dan Cutforth in Katy Perry: Part of Me.

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