Seaton’s glittering golden jubilee carnival parade

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 September 2015

Cousins CC as Cosmic Stirrings at Seaton carnival. Ref mha 3476-37-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Cousins CC as Cosmic Stirrings at Seaton carnival. Ref mha 3476-37-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Hundreds line the streets to cheer on the colourful procession

Seaton Majorettes at Seaton carnival. Ref mha 3485-37-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeSeaton Majorettes at Seaton carnival. Ref mha 3485-37-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Seaton’s 50th carnival parade was a golden anniversary triumph on Saturday. Hundreds packed the town’s streets to watch a glittering procession with some 44 entries.

Organiser and carnival treasurer June Millman said everyone agreed it was a beautiful parade and she said a ‘nice profit’ should have been made once all the takings were counted.

The Nunsford Nutters took the top trophy as winners of the best overall float entry with their Gone Fishin’ tableau. The best Seaton entry was Dinosaur Train from the Second Seaton Brownies. Best walking entry was ‘I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost’ by Inferno Carnival Club.

Other main winners were:

2nd Seaton Brownies at Seaton carnival. Ref mha 3440-37-15TI2nd Seaton Brownies at Seaton carnival. Ref mha 3440-37-15TI

Most Colourful entry: Welcome to Las Vegas, Sid Vale CC.

Best music: Yer Tis: Ipppleton CC.

Best collector: Ian Manchester.

Class results:

Walking fancy dress, adult: 1 Abbie Thomas (Joker, Joker).

Walking fancy dress 16 and under: 1 Jiggle Junior CC (Ice fairy), 2 James Hellier (Ship Ahoy); Harley-JB CC (Joker of the Pack).

Walking group, pairs: 1 Inferno CC (I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost).

Walking groups, three or more: 1 Zem CC (Me Ol Bamboo); 2 Cousins CC Ilminster (Comic Stirring); 3 Second Seaton Brownies (Dinosaur Train).

Mini floats: 1 A and CC Nigel Phillips (i Robot), 2 Louis Gosling (Alvinnn!), 3 Paul Lugg (WW1 battle tank).

Mini floats with motorised supper: 1 Phil Armour CC (Dodgy dustmen).

Local organisations or trade, Axmouth, Seaton, Beer only: 1 Seaton Royal British Legion (WW2 field gun), 2 Roger Broom Riverside CC (Rockin’ loco), 3 Devon Freehweelers (Blood bikes).

Youth organisations: 1 Rainbow Playgroup, Axminster (Frozen).

Royalty, under 20ft: 1 Topsham Town Fayre (Peacock Enchantment); 2 Honiton Royalty (In the Meadow), 3 Totnes Community Carnival Royalty (The Sound of Music).

Royalty, over 20ft: 1 Bovey Tracey CC (Spirit of Narnia). Comical: 1 Nunsford Nutters (Gone Fishin’), 2 Harbourside CC West Bay (Funny Farm).

Open, under 30ft: 1 Ipplepen CC (Yer Tis) 2 Muckslingers (Flash), 3 Budleigh Salterton CC (Law and Disorder).

Open, over 30ft: 1 Sid Vale CC (Welcome to Las Vegas), 2 Ottery St Mary Venture Scouts (Jailhouse Rock), 3 K9 CC (Hero).


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