Neither gravity nor inclement weather dampened the spirits of the jumpers for the annual South West Birdman event at Ilfracombe Pier yesterday (Saturday).

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

The fundraiser organised by Ilfracombe Round Table saw a day of stalls and live music at the pier, with the jumping in the afternoon as costumed characters did their best to ‘fly’ the furthest.

Once again gravity had the final say, but as ever, thousands gathered to watch the spectacle.

The festivities continued into the evening with more live music and a firework display to close the show.

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Jumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton PhotographyJumping fun at South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

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