CARNIVAL: Photos galore from Chard Carnival
ALTHOUGH almost everyone will be thinking of the woman who was left fighting for her life in hospital after getting trapped under a Carnival float in what has been described as a freak accident, it also seems appropriate that people thank those who had earlier put on a terrific show at Chard Carnival.
The Chard Press was on hand to take hundreds of photos from the colourful cavalcade of fun including the masqueraders, majorettes and dancing bands at Chard Carnival on Saturday (October 14, 2017).
We all know that the 2017 Carnival – which was actually Chard’s 50th illuminated parade – will be best remembered in years to come for the accident which happened to a road crew member from Eclipse Carnival Club.
PHOTO - TOP: One Plus One CC with Catch the Pigeon.
PHOTO - RIGHT: Chard town crier Stuart Cumming.
But, up until that point, many people had spoken on social media about what a wonderful evening they had shared with family and friends and that the Carnival may have been the best to have been seen in Chard for many years on a perfect night for weather.
Harlequin CC brought up the rear of the parade with its amazing Beautiful Creatures float, while Gemini CC once again wowed the crowds with its fabulous Steampunk tableau.
One Plus One CC and Poppe Inn CC brought amusement with their comic floats Catch the Pigeon and Ha Ha Ha respectively.
It was always going to be a big night for Eclipse CC on their home Carnival parade and they wanted to put on a super show with their Jungle Book inspired feature Mowgli float.
But the club was left disappointed when electrical problems meant that they had to leave the start line with no lights.
Although having no lights at any other Carnival would have been a huge blow to all involved, what was to happen an hour or so later at the end of the night certainly put things what are important in life very much into perspective.
Results from Chard Carnival or any details have yet to be announced.
More photos can be found on these links:
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 1: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-1-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 2: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-2-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 3: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-3-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 4: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-4-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 5: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-5-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 6: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-6-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 7: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-7-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 8: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-8-october-14-2017/ .
Chard Carnival Photo Gallery Part 9: http://www.chardpress.co.uk/blog/2017/10/15/chard-carnival-part-9-october-14-2017/ .