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Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival
This time an image from 2011.
Bridgwater claims to be the home of carnival , origins can be traced back to the Gunpowder plot of 1605 ,
Pictured is Baron Von Schmidtts World Famous Flying Circus the entry by Masqueraders Carnival Club.
Floats (locally called carts) have a maximum length of 100 feet, contain many thousands of lamps and can be powered by generators over 1 megawatt in size.
The procession contains over 100 entries and takes over Two hours to pass a given point

Web pages anyone is interested . www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk


Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © all rights reserved.

Fred Fouarge, John FitzGerald, Rosalyn Hilborne, Jörg and 35 other people have particularly liked this photo


58 comments - The latest ones
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Nice capture.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Ecobird club
Many thanks it is appreciated
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Impressive night shot.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Esther club
Thank you Esther , much appreciated
6 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
What a festive view, excellent photograph!
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Thank you Peter, It takes the clubs a full year to prepare for next event.
6 years ago.
 Owen Smithers
Owen Smithers
Blackpool, sit back and weep? Brilliant capture.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Owen Smithers
Thank you Owen, Really is a wonderful spectacle.
6 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Very colourful, looks very impressive.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Many thanks Jaap, Needs to be seen to be believed . It is the largest nigh time carnival in Europe.
6 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful................
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Annemarie club
Thank you Annmarie it is appreciated.
6 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you Joan, The people of Bridgwater and now the rest of the county have worked so hard to keep the tradition alive and growing, it really does compare to any carnival in the world.
The capture of Guy Fawkes and the celebration that followed was the start of all this and 409 years later it is still going strong plus it raises lot of money for local charities.
6 years ago.
 Varvara R.
Varvara R.
Beautiful night shot, so bright!
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Varvara R.
Thank you so much it is appreciated, 20,000+ lamps on some Carts (floats)
6 years ago.
 Lucas Manuel
Lucas Manuel
Una sorprendente imagen llena de colorido y buen humor.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Lucas Manuel
Thank you Lucas very much appreciated
6 years ago.
 Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Really beautiful composition! I love the picture!
Have a nice day dear friend!
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Marcello Ciappi
Thank you Marcello , really is appreciated
6 years ago.
 Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters club
Although my family lived at Highbridge, six miles north of Bridgy, I was away at school at that time of year and then I moved to London to work. So I only got to go one year, back in the late 60s. My main recollection is actually walking along the Carnival route in an extended pub crawl. I don't think the glasses ever went back to the same pub. It was a terrific event. The floats are not just used for the one carnival, but often appear in other carnivals in neighbouring Somerset towns, which logical as they originate from communities from quite a wide area. I assume that is still the case - I left Somerset for the big city in 1966! Another trip down memory lane - thanks Roger.
6 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Thanks Phil, As you rightly say following Bridgwater the carts visit a further 6 towns on the County circuit , This in turn has spawned a number of other smaller circuits in the Somerset, East Devon and Dorset areas, Bridgwater provides the largest number of clubs but Mid Somerset and Ilminster contribute some good numbers.
It is a much bigger and better organised event these days and gives visitors a full days entertainment thanks I believe to the Arts Council and others.
6 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Many thanks Louyse
6 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Terrific shot. Leaves Kirkcaldy's Links market standing.
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Jean club
Thank you Jean, It is a wonderful event,
6 years ago.
 Philippe_28
Philippe_28 club
Une superbe animation
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Philippe_28 club
Thank you Philippe
6 years ago.
 Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
That's very cool thing
6 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Fantasyfan
Nice of you to say so, many thanks
6 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
superb
23 months ago.
 Reyk
Reyk club
That's really great
8 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Reyk club
Thank you Reyk
8 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Phenomenal shot! Stay well!

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8 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thank you William.
8 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Fantastique....! Bon jeudi.
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Many thanks Malik, A major carnival.
10 days ago.
 Schussentäler
Schussentäler club
just great
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Schussentäler club
Thank you
10 days ago.
 vero
vero club
c'est féérique, j'aime, Roger, bonne journée Bisous
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to vero club
Thank you Vero, it is alwys a spectacular night
10 days ago.
 Jean
Jean club
It looks spectacular.
10 days ago.
 Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth club
Fantastic!
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Smiley Derleth club
Thank you Smiley, getting a clear shot through the crowds is an art in itself.
10 days ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wow ! Looks great !
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thank you Ulrich
10 days ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
beautiful shot from a fantastic event!
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Thank you Gabi, a once seen never forgotten event
10 days ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Un travail fantastique et merveilleux, espérons revoir ces temps d’insouciance !
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Jocelyne Villoing club
Thank you Jocelyne , I hope they can came very soon.
10 days ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe. Nicole.
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Nicole Merdrignac club
Thank you Nicole
10 days ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Outstanding photo and interesting information! Thanks for the link as well!
10 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Armando Taborda club
Many thanks Armando, A major event in this part of the country
10 days ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A great fascinating image, your notes equally interesting, Roger.
9 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to tiabunna club
Thank you George, It all started in Bridgwater and is kind of unique to Somerset
9 days ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
Interessant, Roger! 1 MW erscheint mir aber zu hoch.
9 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Ruesterstaude club
Thank you, they were at that time virtually all using 1mw generators to power 30000 100wt lamps and the many electric motors that powered all the moving parts but with the introduction of LED lighting generator size has reduced dramatically,
9 days ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A fantastic image Roger. So clear and great detail. I usually go to Glastonbury Carnival but one year, hopefully this year, I would like to see the first, at Bridgwater.
4 days ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
The atmosphere is unique in Bridgwater partially because of expectations and partially because it's the first and is now a full day event rather than just a procession
4 days ago.

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