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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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Ilfracombe Carnival – Thursday 21st August 2008

The town’s residents and holiday visitors will be turning out for Ilfracombe Carnival, in aid of St John’s Ambulance Brigade, on the evening of Thursday 21st August 2008. 

The carnival processions winds it way from Hillsborough car park, along to the High Street and down Wilder Road and along the seafront until it reaches the quay.

Great fun and even better if it’s dry and warm.

Details here.

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Ilfracombe Birdman competition Sunday 3rd August 2008

On Sunday 3rd August 2008 Ilfracombe Pier will host the annual South West Birdman competition which involves lots of crazy people or so called ‘would-be aviators’ flinging themselves over the pier to see who can ‘fly’ the furthest or at least plummet hilariously into the waiting sea.

See more details at www.ilfracomberoundtable.co.uk.

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