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Carnival 2015The 26th September gave us the 106th Carnival and this year was full of entrainment from 10am right through to end of the procession. It started with the crowning of Queen Rhea Climaco and princesses Tilly Miller and Paige Gilmore followed by a cheque presentation of £1744.40 from the Burnham & Dengie Hundred Review. The three local primary schools entertained us in the morning followed by the very popular 999 races. Rayleigh Brass gave us an hour of fine music and then we had the children’s fancy dress, karate displays and the return of the Blue Falcons Gymnastics display team. We then had a great display by Epic Dance and later music was provided by Julian May followed by Stonewolf. We had Punch & Judy shows most of the day and the Maldengie Doo stage crew kept the crowd entertained.
During the week we had a quiz night, history evening, baby show, grand concert and bingo. In the run up there were darts and dominoes hosted by the New Welcome Sailor.
The procession started promptly at 7.30pm but the sheer number of people in the crowd slowed the vehicles down for safety reason. There were a few more floats than in recent years and this year they were spectacular with Flowowers and their Time Machine taking top honours followed by the Hipsey Family. For the third year we had the Rampage display at the end of the procession and yet again they wowed the crowds. The police advised there were no major incidents in the town and Carnival chairman David Fagg told us he was pleased with the day, “the committee work had throughout the year and it’s great to see everything coming together so well on the day, we do need more volunteers on the day as this year we have had to pay a company to supply marshals for the procession. We have people out at 6 in the morning placing barriers and organising the road closures and the same people then have to go out again once the procession has finished.” If you want to help next year call David on 331851.
The week and the day was photographed by the team from Williams Family Photographers and these are available to purchase by visiting www.burnhamcarnival.news which is the new Carnival mobile app. All the proceeds from photos sales will go to Carnival for local charities and good causes.
Please enjoy the photos here and go to the app to see several hundred more.
As always the town was cleaned early in the morning and on Sunday there was a little evidence that over 10,000 people watched the procession.
The count started at 9am Sunday with the mammoth task of counting the pennies and tuppences and assorted change. There was a new coiunting machine funded by the Twinning Association but there was still need for the committee members and many welcome volunteers.