Thousands of people attended the traditional New Years Eve knees-up in Bideford. As in Barnstaple, people left it late but crowds of revellers eventually converged on the quayside many in at the movies themed fancy dress. Organisers had faced challenging weather conditions that threatened to pull the plug on a host of entertainment during the earlier part of the day. The return of the popular Titan the Robot was cancelled due to heavy rain and repairs had to be carried out to the former Radio One Roadshow stage, which sprang a leak in the deluge. But volunteers pulled out the stops to ensure the rain didnt dampen the party spirit. A spokesperson for Bideford Festivals Committee said: Blighted by the appalling weather, our afternoons line-up was seriously affected by the prevailing conditions but a very special thanks go out to the every present Kevin Beano Green for his tireless help and support of this element of the show. Thanks to all the artists who pledged support but later pulled out due to the awful weather but hero of the hour was Jim Watts who ended up performing in every type of rain that was possible. On the groups Facebook page, organisers said Titan would be returning to the town during a brand new event being planned for next summer. They also thanked the many who had helped make the event possible at all. The celebrations in Bideford on New Years Eve is the largest free outdoor event in the North Devon area. There are so many organisations, businesses and individuals all who give so freely of their time, almost too many to list. Among those also thanked were David and Sadie Green, who held a light graffiti workshop on the Quay; bronze statue Tess Price; those who hosted a well-attended childrens party in the pannier market; and volunteers from St John Ambulance and Bideford Street Pastors. Organisers also thanked entertainers for their unswerving dedication, support and professionalism. They were all incredible and Bideford owes you all a real debt of gratitude for entertaining the town in the way you did. Well done to everyone involved, it was an incredible team effort and we thank you all. Without you guys, none of what we did would have been possible.During the day, Emma Walker had her hair shaved off on the former Radio One stage to raise money for Macmillan on New Years Eve in Bideford.