0042 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web
Record breakers ... 250 simultaneous squibbers. PHOTO: Jeff Searle

IN PICTURES: Bridgwater celebrates Masquerade Week in style as squibbing record is broken

SEDGEMOOR Masquerade Week hit top gear in Bridgwater yesterday with street entertainment, a costume parade and a record-breaking simultaneous display of 250 squibbers.

Enthusiasts were also able to watch a two hour live-streamed virtual carnival, titled Through the Decades, which featured 100 entries from Bridgwater Carnival processions held over the past 40 years.

Earlier in the week, from Sunday to Thursday, audiences were enthralled by a variety show at the town hall, presented by Bridgwater Gangs & Features Clubs, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, and Bridgwater Town Council.

Then on Friday there was a spectacular firework display in St Matthew’s Field.

0041 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web

Burnham

The festivities continue this evening with a firework display on the Esplanade in Burnham, starting at 6.30pm.

Then tomorrow (Monday) the town is hosting a grand costume parade from 7pm.

Phil New, chairman of the Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Committee, said: “We dedicate this year’s grand costume parade to all of the key workers who have been on the front line throughout the pandemic, as well as all of the volunteers who have played a major supporting role.”

Carnival as we know it will return in 2022, with Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival planned for Saturday, November 5 and Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival for Monday, November 7.

In pictures

Yesterday’s festivities were caught on camera by photographer Jeff Searle.

0040 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0039 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0037 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0036 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0033 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0032 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0031 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0030 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0028 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle©web0027 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0026 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0024 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0023 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0022 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0021 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0018 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0017 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0016 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle©0014 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0013 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0011 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0010 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0009 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0008 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0007 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0006 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0005 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web0001 Carnival Parade Jeff Searle© web

 

 

Copyright © 2019 Sedgemoor Apple