Seaton carnival results and photo gallery
Standards high but entries down
ALTHOUGH entries were down by nearly a quarter at Seaton carnival procession on Saturday, organisers say the superb standard more than made up for it.
In fact, committee chairman June Millman said judges were sorry they could not present prizes to everyone.
Despite numbers being down from 52 in 2010 to 44 there were some splendid entries in the colourful line up, with Sidvale Carnival Club taking the prize for best overall float with its Yee Ha tableau.
The only blight on a splendid evening was some anger over road closures.
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Said Mrs Millman: “It is a real hot potato, although trying to run over a marshal’s foot because Trevellyan Road was closed is probably not the way to go.
“Those that did complain can be assured that the carnival committee and the police will be looking into ways to sort the problem.
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“The carnival parade is only once a year and brings in visitors and spectators to our beautiful town, who stay and spend money and go home happy.
“There were a great many spectators watching the parade and I am sure all the traders that stayed open during the night were happy with the results.”
“Seaton Carnival has been going for 45 years and we would like to thank everyone who has had anything to do with the organising of the week’s events. We are very grateful.”
Best Overall: Yee Ha – Sidvale Carnival Club.
Walking (Individual Adult): 1, Auto-Matik, A&A CC, Nigel Phillips, Kilmington; 2, Jewel of the Sea, J B CC; 3, Chess Queen – Ozma CC, Stella Swain. Walking (Individual Child Under 16): 1 Supermario, Ozma CC, Jake Bramall; Off with their Heads, Excalibur CC, Lucy Thomas; 3, Circus of Light, Jenny Ashcroft.
Walking (Pairs): 1, Bill and Ben, Ozma CC, Izzy and Evie Bramall; 2, Blooming Marvellous, Mary Batten-Steven; 3, Captain Jack and Squawk, Jack and Oliver Marchant.
Walking groups 3 or more: 1, Babushka, Cousins CC, Ilminster; 2, Seaton Brownies Go Dutch, Seaton Brownies, Linda Cater; 3, Higher Brookland 2012 Hopefuls, Beer Pony Club.
Mini Floats (Non Motorised): 1, Scouts Carry on Camping, 1st Seaton Scouts; 2, Lighthouse Loonies, Phil Armour.
Mini Floats (Motorised): 1, Bottom of the Garden, Sarah Bolton, Axminster; 2, Swim South West, Paul Snowball; 3, Rainbow’s Bugs, Rainbow Under five Playgroup, Axminster.
Local Organisations: 1, Cycle Fun Bus, Axe Valley Pedallers.
Youth Organisations: 1, Alice in Wonder City, Confi-Dance.
Royalty Under 20ft: 1, Egyptian Queen, Colyton CC; 2, Grecian Garden, Topsham Town Fayre; 3, Honiton Petals, Honiton Carnival.
Royalty Over 20ft: 1, Egyptian Treasures, Teignmouth CC; 2, Pearls of the Sea, Ottery St Mary CC; 3, Back in Time, Bovey Tracey CC.
Comical: 1, Bird is the Word, Nunsford Nutters; 2, Obsession from a Western, Axminster Young Farmers CC.
Open Under 30ft: 1Western Express, Ipplepen CC; 2, Rasputin, The Muckslingers; 3, Game on, Fusion CC.
Open Over 30ft: 1 Yee Ha, Sidvale CC; 2, Monarch of the Glen, South Brent.