All the colour of Honiton Carnival

PUBLISHED: 15:42 28 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:33 15 June 2010

P0009-44-08AW Honiton Carnival, Saturday 26th october. Space of Axminster. pic by Alex Walton

P0009-44-08AW Honiton Carnival, Saturday 26th october. Space of Axminster. pic by Alex Walton

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AFTER a blustery start to the day, winds subsided allowing Honiton and District Carnival to go ahead in almost perfect weather conditions.

AFTER a blustery start to the day, winds subsided allowing Honiton and District Carnival to go ahead in almost perfect weather conditions.A good turnout greeted an equally good entry level.The credit crunch barely touched the collection total, with overall donations totalling £2,700 on the night.Carnival chairman Bill Austin said: "We were about £100 down on last year. More people put money into collecting tins than official collecting floats this year."Around 18 people counted the cash at Honiton Motel on Sunday.The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Chris Tratt and his wife, Jean, along with town crier Dave Retter, formed part of the procession.Overall winner was Sidvale CC with Mickey's Express.There were gongs too for Honiton's Boogie Bass Bugs, who have triumphed at carnivals across East Devon in their first year, Eclipse CC, with Medieval Legend, and A&A CC.Honiton Round Table was a hit with crowds, entering a walking group with a Mama Mia theme.Also walking were stalwart supporters of Hospiscare's Honiton Support Group.Taking a leading role, behind Honiton Fire Brigade at the start of the procession, was St John Ambulance.The winner of the lucky programme draw was number 48. To claim the cash prize, call (01404) 42254, and produce the programme as proof.


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