Exmouth Carnival 2017 draws the crowds but young people asked to pitch in and help

PUBLISHED: 11:58 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 18 October 2017

Exmouth Carnival 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Exmouth Carnival 2017. Picture: Matt Round

©2017 Matt Round Photography

Exmouth Carnival 2017 – held on Saturday, October 14 – drew big crowds to the town’s streets and raised more than £2,300 for good causes.

The first carnival to be organised by Paul Wollen, he said it wasn’t bad, but ‘could be better’.

He was pleased the reversed carnival route he’d implemented seemed a success.

“A lot of people said it was better, and the majorettes said it was easier for them.”

However he highlighted problems at the roundabout by the Powder Monkey pub, where crowds surged halfway across the road, dangerously near to the floats.

“That was the only fault I had,” said Mr Wollen. “I didn’t have enough marshals to sort that out, but what I’m doing next year is to put a barrier there.”

He’s also asked for younger people to help. “Otherwise this thing ain’t going to work. I was running round like a headless chicken for hours because I was the only person doing it.”

Exmouth Carnival results 2017

Carnival queen: Scarlett.

Princesses: Summer (10), Louise (9), Pippa (7) Harriet (11), and Tia (8).

The organiser thanked Tammy Hagan for the carnival royalty transport, Irene and the Brixington ladies, and Rebecca and Owen.

Class A: 1: Greek Empire. 2: Paris to Berlin. 3: Three Little Pigs.

D1: 1: In the Peacock Gardens. 2: Some Time After the Rain. 3: King Street Royalty.

D2: 1: Snowflake Royalty. 2: Rowing In Rio. 3: Honiton Gypsy.

E: 1: Birds of Prey

F: 1: Moana. 2: You Bet.

Trade: Exmouth Land Train.

K: 1: Love of Faberge. 2: Batman.

L: 1: Exmouth Pride.

N: 1: Music Man. 2: Elven, Queen of the North. 3:Wonderland. 4: Crock of Gold.

Q: 1: Jelly Fish jamboree. 2: 40 Years of Juniors. 3: Star Wars.

R: Vikings. 2: Daisy Delights.

S: 1: Snoopy vs The Red Baron.

X: 1: Rock of Ages. 2: Railway Train. 3: Entertainment Company.

Z: Brixington Ladies’ Getaway Club.

To see more pictures from this year’s Carnival, click here

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