'We only saw half the show'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

IF Axminster Carnival had been a theatre show, I would be asking for my money back by now for seeing only half a show. How much of the carnival you saw depended on where you stood. Those like myself and many others, who stood in King Edward Road, only

IF Axminster Carnival had been a theatre show, I would be asking for my money back by now - for seeing only half a show. How much of the carnival you saw depended on where you stood. Those like myself and many others, who stood in King Edward Road, only saw what we found out afterwards was half a carnival procession. But, if you stood up in the Square area, you saw all of the show.Only now do I realise that there were walking entries and majorettes who only paraded around the town area of the route. Aren't we, standing in King Edward Road, good enough to see the full procession? I have also been given to understand that one of the walking enries did not know they had won a prize until the end of the procession. If this is how Axminster conducts its carnivals, count me out next year. One last moan: majorettes. I like seeing you and have nothing against you but why, en route, do you have to do a lot of time-consuming displays? Do you realise that you are costing the motorised floats money? Hard earned money in the cost of expensive fuel standing around in the procession waiting for you.M A ROCHEFair ViewColyford


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