Carnival procession lights up town

Exmouth people took to the streets once again to enjoy the sights and sounds of the town’s spectacular night-time carnival.

Up to 4,000 people are thought to have lined the streets for the parade, which followed a new route along Marine Way before turning into Exeter Road.

Carnical committee treasurer and secretary Justine Payton said: “The procession seemed to be enjoyed by all, and we’re really pleased with how it went.

“Although three of our bigger floats didn’t attend we had lots of community based entries, which was really good to see.

“We were some �700 down on our collection from previous years – maybe a sign of current economic climate – bet it was well attended, and there are a few things we can learn from it for next year.”

Among those parading through the streets was the Exmouth Royal Family, on their custom float provided by Exmouth businesses.

Tony Browne, father of the queen and one of the princesses, said: “All the companies pulled together and came up with a fantastic float. We’d like to thank A&A Garage Doors, Shadow Logistics, Brandon Tool Hire, Martin Holman of Faze Disco, John Humphrey of T J Gardeners, Mr J Flowers of Eagle Investments, and Catwalk.”

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