Sun has got its hat on for Ilfracombe Carnival 2008

It was a wonderful, dry evening and people lined the streets without coats as we waited for the 2008 Ilfracombe Carnival procession to leave Hillsborough.

I got the impression that there were less floats than previously, but the standard was superb. It was a great spectacle for holiday-makers and residents alike and all in aid of St John Ambulance Brigade.

So I was waiting for some of the cast of the Studio Theatre and Small Pond Productions joint production of Me And My Girl to arrive with our advertising banner – the show is on at the Landmark Theatre from 16th to 18th October 2008.

And here they are . . . 

Me And My Girl at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Devon

Here’s Uncle Tom Cobbleigh . . .

Ilfracombe Carnival - Uncle Tom Cobbleigh

And Steptoe and Son’s horse . . .

Ilfracombe Carnival - Steptoe and Son's horse

Are they on their way to the Notting Hill Carnival?

Ilfracombe Carnival - Notting Hill Carnival is which way?

Followed by an original Olympic hero . . .

Ilfracombe Carnival - original Olympic hero

And the drummers of Humdrumconundrum . . . .

Ilfracombe Carnival - Humdrumconundrum

Is that fire-breathing dragon from across the Bristol Channel?

Ilfracombe Carnival - fire-breathing dragon

And the Youth Band . . .

Ilfracombe Carnival - Youth Band

There were bagpipes, drummers, majorettes, youngsters and old’uns alike.

Ilfracombe should be proud to put on such a great spectacle and well done to all who built the floats, made their costumes, drove the vehicles and stewarded on the day.

Here’s looking forward to next year’s Ilfracombe Carnival!

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