Phoenix CC unveils Battleground

PUBLISHED: 13:29 14 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 15 June 2010

ONE of East Devon's biggest carnival clubs has finally unveiled its 2008 theme. Phoenix CC, of Broadclyst, made the start line in Chard last Saturday.

ONE of East Devon's biggest carnival clubs has finally unveiled its 2008 theme.Phoenix CC, of Broadclyst, made the start line in Chard last Saturday.Members launched Battleground. The feature float depicts a fantasy space theme about a returning triumphant army.Nick Worden came up with the theme and the cart was built by club members, with a small amount of help from non-members. The entry boasts 28 moving parts and "many flashing lights".Costumes have been made by Lill Smith."This year we have a nearly new tractor and have converted it to a low down, front driving position," said Mr Worden."The cart has been completely rebuilt and so has the genny trailer."Phoenix members are aged from 12 to 65.Mr Worden would like to wish all carnival competitors good luck for the season.He added: "We have had one of the most enjoyable years in carnival."Your Midweek Herald aims to catch up with Phoenix CC at Taunton Carnival on Saturday.The aim is to produce a video of Battleground.Visit our website for all the latest carnival news.


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