This year’s Weymouth Carnival started on the evening of the 16th, with a torchlight parade alongside the Esplanade, from the Cenotaph towards the “Boat” Café on the beach. Hundreds took part, paying £5 each, with £1 going to Weldmar Hospicecare and the remainder going to a range of other charities.

Carnival Day itself, started sunny, turning to haze, then low cloud and a little drizzle in early evening. Tens of thousands of visitors listened to live music on the Beach, watched tug-of-war, Zumba classes, Daredevil and Stuntrider motorbike parades, crowning of the Carnival Queen (Claudia Moore), aerial displays by the Battle of Britain Flight (sadly without Spitfire this year) plus the Red Arrows and, of course, the Carnival procession itself. Debbie Watt from Weymouth won the car – a Suzuki Celerio.

There was an extensive food village on the Harbour side of the Pavilion with a wide range of treats and local cider. We took a few quick photos although we could not catch the Carnival Procession itself – we hope you like them……

 

 

About Jim Groves

Retired Scientist, Chemist, Engineer, Health, Safety and Environmentalist and Defence Specialist, recently retired from WHGLA as Committee Member and IT Manager.)