Chard Carnival 2014

Last Saturday was the Chard Carnival.  Carnival is big around here, with the biggest one being at Bridgewater.  Carnival clubs spend all year fundraising and building their fabulous floats with music and bright lights and then each weekend go to a different venue for the carnival parades. Each of these large floats is pulled by a tractor and has a fairground generator on the back to power the music and lights.

There were pirate themed floats:-

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And this one:-

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The people on these floats were singing and dancing on the floats, but then there were others were they made a tableau i.e. they didn’t move, which must be quite difficult all the way round the circuit.

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Other floats were slightly less flamboyant, but still colourful:-

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There were lots of majorettes from all the local towns:-

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And some walking entries.  I particularly liked these ones:

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All the money raised goes to charity, so what a great way to support charities and enjoy yourself at the same time.

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