Seaton carnival sets the standard

PUBLISHED: 11:39 02 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:39 02 September 2013

Seaton royal british legion at the Seaton carnival. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhs 6103-36-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

Seaton royal british legion at the Seaton carnival. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhs 6103-36-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24


Bumper turnout for the first illuminated parade in the East Devon carnivals circuit

Seaton set the bar high when it kicked off the East Devon carnival circuit with a magnificent illuminated parade on Saturday –watched by a bumper crowd of enthusiastic supporters

Committee secretary Marie Churchill and her team were delighted with the turnout.

She said: “The carnival committee would like to thank all the support we had throughout the week and on the procession night from the town and spectators. The carnival was well attended and the streets were packed with locals and visitors. The amount of entries has risen this year including some bigger floats. The committee was very happy, we had good weather and hopefully the sun will stay out for the rest of the circuit.”

Cup winners were:

Best overall: Legend of the Crystal Skull, Sid Vale Carnival Club.

Best Seaton entry: Motorcycle Madness, Phil Armour.

Best walking entry: Woof Woof, Nigel Phillips (A and A CC).

Spectators’ choice for most colourful entry: Santa’s Vacation, Harbourside CC, West Bay.

John Croose Cup for best music: Portland Sea Cadets Band.

Best fancy dress collector: Jenny Ashcroft.

Class results:

Walking, fancy dress:

Individual adult: 1 Werewolf, Paul Lugg, 2 Splash Splash, Lucy Thomas, 3 Tech Priest, Keith Raffel.

Individual child: 1 Astrological, Aidan Percy, 2 Masquerade, Abbi Thomas, 3 Fairy Princess, April Wheller.

Walking groups:

Pairs (Nicholls Cup): Woof Woof, Nigel Phillips (A and CC), 2 We’re Back, Inferno CC.

Three or more: 1 Wizard of Oz, 1st Seaton Brownies, 2 Wings of Fire, Cousins CC, 3 Disney Characters on Parade, 2nd Seaton Brownies.

Mini Floats:

Non motorised (Seaton Carnival Cup): 1 Teddy Bears Picnic, Marchant Family CC, 2 Lumberjacks, Burrow Comedians CC.

Motorised: 1 Motorcycle Madness, Phil Armour.

Local organisations (Rotary Cup): 1 Circus, Circus, Riverside CC (Roger Broom).

Youth organisations (Pastimes Challenge Cup): 1 Fly, K9 CC, 2 Ambulance, St John Ambulance.


Over 30ft: 1 Legend of the Crystal Skull, Sid Vale CC, 2 Caeulm Infurnum, South Brent CC.

Under 30ft: 1 Chang, Ipplepen, 2 Pinball Wizard, Muckslingers (R and N Pring), 3 Cirque Du Budleigh (Budleigh Salterton CC).

Queens float:

Under 20ft: 1 Flowers in the Rain, Topsham Town Fayre, 2 Home Sweet Home, Colyton Queen, 3 Cosmic Queen, Totnes Community CC.

Over 20ft: 1 Fairy Queen, Dawlish CC, 2 Enchanted Garden, Bovey Tracey, 3 Glitz and Glamour, Ottery St Mary.

Comical: 1 Nutters Health Services, Nunsford Nutters, 2 Santa’s Vacation, Harbourside, West Bay, Bridport.

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