BIDEFORD carnival is just around the corner. And this year s special theme is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. Carnival day is tomorrow (Saturday), with the procession starting from The Pill car park at 6pm and making its way to the Quay, Bridgeland Stre

BIDEFORD carnival is just around the corner. And this year's special theme is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales.

Carnival day is tomorrow (Saturday), with the procession starting from The Pill car park at 6pm and making its way to the Quay, Bridgeland Street, North Road, Lime Grove and Belvoir Road before returning to the Pill via Abbotsham Road, High Street and the Quay.

Carnival queen Pia Short-Luongo,13, will be crowned before the start of the procession by the Mayor of Bideford Cllr Philip Pester.

Pia will then lead the parade with her attendants Emily Glover,11, and Yasmin Cook ,15, carnival princess Kaitlyn Boon , six, and flower girl Emma Forsythe, nine.

Entry forms are available from the tourist information centre at the Burton Art Gallery or from Pat Humphries (01237) 478993.

The carnival will be followed by the now traditional massed pipes and drums marching on the Quay and playing traditional tunes. The day finishes with a spectacular fireworks display at Bank End at approximately 9.30pm.