Colyton Carnival’s glittering parade

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:17 19 September 2016

Colyton Carnival 2016. Ref mhh 37-16AW 5297. Picture: Alex walton.

Colyton Carnival 2016. Ref mhh 37-16AW 5297. Picture: Alex walton.


Colyton carnival week reached a colourful climax on Saturday when crowds packed the streets to cheer on the procession of illuminated floats and fancy dress walking entries.

The Ron Bishop Carnival Trophy for best overall entry went to Working, from the Nunsford Nutters Carnival Club, which also took the Reece Strawbridge Cup for best local float.

Other cup winners were:

Southleigh Fayre Cup for best walking entry – Shrek, Colyton Rebels.

Feoffees Cup for best local youth float – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, Colyton Caterpillars.

Colyton Brownies cup for best float from uniformed organisations Winnie the Pooh, Colyton Brownies.

Irene Hill Plate for best music in procession Swinging 60’s, South Brent CC.

Theatre Group Cup for most entertaining entry Poppins, Amigos CC.

Procession results:

Open tableau - motor drawn: 1 Downtown Chicago, Sidvale CC; 2 Venture to the Unknown, Ottery St Mary VSU.

Royalty tableau, East Devon circuit, motor drawn:1 Icetastic, Ottery St Mary Carnival; 2 Star Gate, Seaton Carnival; 3 Ice Kingdom, Honiton Carnival.

Royalty tableau, non-East Devon circuit, motor drawn: 1 Venetian Dream, Bovey Tracey Carnival.

Comic tableau, motor drawn: 1 Working, Nunsford Nutters CC.

Youth tableau, under 18, open, motor drawn: 1 Swinging ’60s, South Brent Carnival; 2 Poppins, Amigos CC; 3 101 Dalmatians, Axminster Early Years.

Open floats, decorated, under 30ft: 1 Africa, Ipplepen CC; 2 Budrock and Roll, Budleigh Salterton CC.

Youth tableau under 18, local, motor drawn: 1 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, Colyton Caterpillars; 2 Winnie the Pooh, 1st Colyton Brownies.

Walking group, open: 1 Step in Time, Zem CC.

Walking group, local, adult: 1 Shrek and the Kingdom of Far Away, Colyton Rebels; 2 WI Olympics, Colyton WI; 3 Hills Angels, St Andrew’s Church; 4 Colyford Goose Fayre.

Walking group, local, junior: 1 Colyton Fairy Tales, Colyton Primary School.

Costume or impersonation on foot, pairs: 1 Gods of War, Jiggle CC; 2 Star Wars, P Lugg and M Cowd.

Costume or impersonation on foot, single, over 16: 1 Kingdom, Lucy Thomas; 2 Reina Aranya, Jodie Bea Mitchell.

Costume or impersonation on foot, single, under 16: 1 Proud Peacock, Chloe Bolton; 2 Dragon Master, Oscar Collins; 3 Jake in the Box, Corey Enticknap; 4 There’s no Place Like Space, Harley Galway.

Mini floats: 1 Looping the Loop, James and Edward Hellier; 2 Buzz, Bubbles CC; 3 Rex, A and A CC.

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