PICTURES: Sidmouth Carnival goers turn out en masse for spectator displays

PUBLISHED: 12:33 03 October 2018

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1948. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1948. Picture: Terry Ife

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Carnival goers enjoyed dazzling lights and spectacular displays.

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1952. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1952. Picture: Terry Ife

The annual town event, which took place last weekend, included fantastic floats and a procession with the Sidmouth’s Carnival Queen Jessame Gigg and Grace Oxley as princess.

The carnival’s chairman Jo Hughes said: “We can’t thank the people that entreated for the floats competition enough.

“My marshals had quite a tough job - Ben and Richard Waring - they were fantastic, as were all the lads that helped.

“Teresa, at Woolbrook News, helped us out and looked after the judges in their café as well - they were lovely.

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1945. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1945. Picture: Terry Ife

“It is a shame about the weather which meant we didn’t raise as much as we wanted. But that hasn’t dampened our spirits and we will be back next year to raise money to keep the Sidmouth Carnival going.”

Jo said she also wanted to thank the carnival’s committee who worked hard, all year round, raising money to keep the event going.

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1944. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1944. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1940. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1940. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1934. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1934. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1938. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1938. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1929. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1929. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1933. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1933. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1927. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1927. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1926. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1926. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1923. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1923. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1918. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1918. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1917. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1917. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1913. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1913. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1910. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1910. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1905. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1905. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1903. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1903. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1898. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1898. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1896. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1896. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1895. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1895. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1894. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1894. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1893. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1893. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1891. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1891. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1888. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1888. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1889. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1889. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1885. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1885. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Fire Crew at the Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1876. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Fire Crew at the Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1876. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1873. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1873. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Lifeboat crew at the Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1869. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Lifeboat crew at the Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1869. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival Queen and Princess. Ref shs 39 18TI 1865. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival Queen and Princess. Ref shs 39 18TI 1865. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival Queen and Princess. Ref shs 39 18TI 1863. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival Queen and Princess. Ref shs 39 18TI 1863. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1860. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1860. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1854. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1854. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidvale float at the Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1846. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidvale float at the Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1846. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1848. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth Carnival. Ref shs 39 18TI 1848. Picture: Terry Ife

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