Carnival capers in Ilfracombe

THE people of Ilfracombe and surrounding communities turned out in their droves to take part in the annual town carnival. The Ilfracombe St John Ambulance Carnival is a major fund raiser for the charity and this year just shy of �3,000 was collected on th

THE people of Ilfracombe and surrounding communities turned out in their droves to take part in the annual town carnival.

The Ilfracombe St John Ambulance Carnival is a major fund raiser for the charity and this year just shy of �3,000 was collected on the night.

Steady rainfall did little to dampen the spirits of the crowds of walkers and those atop the carnival floats, although preventing make from running was another matter!

Sue Ayre, Divisional Superintendant for Ilfracombe St John Ambulance, said it had been another excellent carnival:


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"The quality of the entries was fantastic as usual and I think the people of Ilfracombe made another great contribution to the carnival, as always do," she said.

"I think people were in good spirits, considering the downpour. They were determined to carry on regardless and not be beaten by the weather after all the hard work they had put in.

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"It was a big team effort, as it usually is and it would not be possible without the help of the Lions and Rotary clubs, as well as all the other local organisations and businesses who support us."

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Ilfracombe St John Ambulance Carnival results 2009:

Class 1 (Motorised vehicles):

1st: The Pirates.

2nd: Jurassic.

3rd: Vicar of Dibley.

Highly Commended: West Down Diaries

Class 2 (Decorate trade cup):

1st: Bahama Mamma's Caribbean Cantina.

2nd: Hairspray - Rebecca Varley.

3rd: High School Musical.

Highly Commended: Hairspray.

Class 3 (Walking adults 16 plus):

1st: Combe Henge - Ilfracombe Rugby Club.

2nd: Sheriff - James Jutton.

3rd: Get Set for Digital - Pat Glover.

Class 4 (Walking child up to age 16):

1st: Tinkerbell - Kayla Atkinson-Freeman.

2nd: Phantom of the Opera - James Addison.

3rd: Fireman Munchkin - Dillon Hancock.

Highly commended: Fat Italian Chefs - Leah Ann Vincent.

Class 5 (Walking adult group, two or more members):

1st Bugsy Malone - Jacqui Minns.

2nd Crayola Crayon - Emily Cracknell.

3rd: Thunderbirds Return - Team C Sandra Coates.

Highly Commended: Ilfracombe Victorian Celebrations.

Class 6 (Walking child group, two or more members):

1st: Dracula and Draculas Bride and Bay Ghost - Sasha Samuel and Summer Thwaits.

2nd: Maria Appleyard and Fleur Prideaux.

3rd: Punk Fairies -3rd Ilfracombe Brownies.

Highly Commended: Country Cousins Channel School of English.

Class 7 (Walking mixed group - two or more adults and children):

1st: Cartoon Characters - Maureen Jordan.

2nd: Fairy Lights - Claire Alcock.

3rd: The Scousers - Peter Varley.

The Martyn Cup - Watermouth Lodges.

The Trade Cup - The Landmark.

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