PHOTOS: Huge fun in the sun at Barnstaple Elephant Day

13:30 07 July 2014

Pictures from Barnstaple Elephant Day

Pictures from Barnstaple Elephant Day

Archant

Hundreds enjoy the annual celebration of all things elephant

Oliver Byrne, 5, was one of many youngsters to get his face painted during Elephant DayOliver Byrne, 5, was one of many youngsters to get his face painted during Elephant Day

HUNDREDS enjoyed some huge fun on Saturday as Elephant Day returned to Barnstaple for a seventh year.

There was plenty to do on the Square, with Victorian fairground rides and a number of stalls surrounding a giant fake elephant – all to commemorate the discovery in 1844 of straight-tusked elephant fossils in nearby Summerland Street.

There were also a number of local crafts and foods on offer, plus face painting and live music from a youth marching band and Samba Baia.

The Elephant Parade took to the streets at 3.30pm, with the public getting involved in elephant costumes of their own.

Other News Stories

15:55
The HMS Explorer will not be calling in at Ilfracombe tomorrow. Picture: Stephen Ring

An overnight stop by Royal Navy ship HMS Explorer on Saturday has been cancelled due to bad weather.

Read more

Two 19-year-old victims were allegedly kicked and punched by a pair of men in Barnstaple, can you help?

Read more
13:26

New Road partially blocked but due to reopen shortly

Read more
13:16
The land at Fremington sold for £22,000.

Four acre plot on estuary fetches four times its guide price at Clive Emson auction.

Read more
****

Survey by The Children’s Society finds council tax debt is ‘widespread’ among North Devon and Torridge.

Read more
North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Fitness consultancy launches new class at North Devon Leisure Centre to help people who have survived a stroke.

Read more
Sarah Stott from Childrens Hospice South West with members of staff from Dainton's self storage.

Barnstaple storage facility raises more than £6,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00
Rodney Cann will stand as a Conservative in the May local elections. Picture: Tony Gussin

Deputy leader of district council will stand for the party he was deselected from at the last election.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:11
North Devon's election candidates busy answering YOUR questions at Gazette HQ.

Catch up on Thursday night’s live online election hustings with the North Devon candidates.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:14
Waterloo House in Lynton is believed to be the oldest boarding house in the village.

The Grade II listed Waterloo House dates back to 1828 - and is on the market as a bed and breakfast.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder