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Ilminster Carnival Procession

 

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Photographs of and basic information on the illuminated carnival procession in Ilminster, Somerset 2010

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The Harlequins carnival club float making its way along Station Road in Ilminster, Somerset, on carnival night 2.10.2010

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Processions of illuminated trailers (floats) and walking carnival entries are part of a Somerset tradition which stretches back as far as the 1600s. These processions through the streets of many Somerset towns and villages begin each year at the beginning of October and end in November, with the largest of these illuminated carnival processions taking place in Bridgwater and Taunton each year. Above are some pictures taken at this year's procession through Ilminster on a wet and chilly evening in early October 2010.

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