Colyton Carnival procession brings out the crowds
PUBLISHED: 11:07 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 12 September 2018
Colourful parade brings a successful week of activites to a close with thousands raised for charity
The streets of Colyton were packed on Saturday as crowds cheered on the illuminated carnival procession.
The Battle of Portaloo float, entered by the town’s own Nunsford Nutters Carnival Club, was voted best overall entry.
The colourful parade brought a successful week of activities to a close with thousands raised for local worthy causes.
Street collections amounted to £1,533, the carnival market raised £4,948 while refreshments at the market added £50 afternoon teas £71 and ploughman’s lunches £500.
Carnival secretary Caroline Collier said: “We have had a very successful week, all events have been well attended and figures for Saturday are looking really good. The weather held off for the procession and it went well.
“The carnival committee would like to thank all organisations and individuals for the hard work they all put in to make the carnival such a success, without this support we could not raise monies for the loca charities we support.
“We are always looking for new members so if anyone would like to join us please contct me on 01297 553699.”
Best overall entry, best local float and most entertaining entry: Battle of Portaloo (Nunsford Nutters CC).
Best walking entry: Remembering the 1st World War (Colyton Primary School and Colyton Caterpillars).
Best music: Irish Madness (Honiton Young Farmers).
Open: 1 Last Ride (Otters Carnival Club), 2 Bollywood Dream (Sidvale CC).
Royalty, East Devon circuit: 1 Magical Kingdom (Ottery St Mary CC), 2 Queen of the Deep (Seaton CC), 3 Ocean Fantasy (Honiton CC).
Royalty non East Devon circuit: 1 Cinderella (Bovey Tracey CC).
Comic tableau: 1 Battle of Portaloo (Nunsford Nutters CC), 2 Irish Madness (Honiton YFC).
Youth tableau, under 18: 1 Be my Guest (South Brent CC), Monster Cruize (Juniors Reloaded CC Chard), 3 Land of Make Believe (Axminster Primary Little Acorns), 4 Boffins (Amigos CC, Honiton).
Open floats, under 30ft: 1 Off to see The Wizard (Budleigh Salterton CC), 2 Rock Kinds (H and A CC Honiton).
Walking group, open: 1 Diwalai, Festival of Light (Zem CC, Chard).
Walking group, local adult: 1 Colyton Rebels play Video Games (Colyton Rebels), 2 Upstairs Downstairs (Coly Vale Memory Café), 3 Votes for Woman (Colyton WI), 4 Colyford Medieval Goose Fayre.
Walking group, local junior: 1 Remembering the 1st World War (Colyton Primary School and Colyton Caterpillars, 2 Under the Sea (Colyton Brownies and Rainbows).
Costume and impersonation on foot, single, over 16: Tickle your Fancy (N Quick Musbury).
Costume and impersonation on foot, single, under 16: Little Chef (Kai Newbery, Lyme Regis), 2 How to tame your Dragon (Hallie Baxter, Ottery St Mary).
Mini Floats: 1 Skullduggery (A and CC, Kilmington), 2 O’Rafferty’s Motor Car (Royal CC), 3 Mushy Milk Maids (P Armour, Seaton).