Weekly club meeting are held at our headquarters in the Sedgemoor Inn, if you are interested in joining please contact us or come along on a Sunday evening and meet up with us before our meeting at 7:30p

Mayday Fete this year will be on the 7th May 2018, please book early if you would like a pitch at the car boot.

Westonzoyland Carnival Club

Shed weekend

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A big thank-you to all who helped over the weekend 13/14th March at the Shed Tidying Weekend. Despite previous clear-out sessions we still managed to file another trailer with of scrap metal. The switch-over to the new mains supply has now been completed which should improve saftey and sun-glasses are now advised when entering the main shed due to the brightness of the new lights!

Thank-you to all the painters, it seems strange to be painting the cart so early in the season but it's good to be getting ahead so early. Soon we'll be able to fasten the new sheets to the geni-trailer.

Thank-you for all you efforts!


Alfie and Ruby

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The past couple of months have seen many new members to the club and these include Alfie and Ruby.

Alfie was born to Steve and Ruth in December 2010.

Ruby was born to Matt and Lisa in January 2011.

Matt and baby Ruby

 Our congratulations go to you all.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 23:17

Weston-Super-Mare 2010

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I didn't make it to Weston this year but from what I hear the guys had a great time. Matt sent me a text about 9pm and they were still in the car park waiting to move off.

The procession went really well and the route took them past the new peir and over the newly laid  paving slabs, I hope they survived.

The weather was good to us and the crowd were really supportive with many applauding as we passed by. 

We finished 7th in the 'Feature - Open' class. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 07:38

The journey home 2010

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Due to a mix up over times, the road crew arrived at Weston in drips and drabs. Most had had a very late night the night before and were hungry for breakfast. It had been a cold start to the day but as we moved off from Weston the sun was out and it was a beautiful day.

The journey back went really well until we got to Bridgwater, Gary and Tim  broke off with the generator trailer as we went through Bridgwater to unload the generator and they'd join us later. As we came up to the roundabout at the Clink, Steve suddenly came over the radio saying he'd lost drive, after a couple of minutes playing around he finally found 1st gear and managed to crawl off.  

Once we got through Bridgwater, Matt, AJ and I took the cart on to the shed and Budgie and Steve crawled behind us in 1st gear.

Cart back in it's shed

We got back to the shed quickly to find Phil was already there and had already opened the cart shed doors. Normally the Cart ggoes in the shed quite easily, but oday it just didn't want to go in. The shed is very narrow and the 60' cart must be reversed down a slope into the shed with just 3" clearance on both sides. After many attempts Budgie called to say they were waiting outside the village in a lay-by so Matt and AJ left to tow Steve in the decorated tractor. 

Once they were back at the shed we tried again to get the cart into the shed. During this attempt Steve, nicknamed 'Skippy' managed to skip over some steel and fell to the ground twisting his ankle  leaving him in some pain. Obviously we gave him all the support good friends should and once we'd stopped laughing we call for an ambulance.

Ambulance for Steve

Tim and Gary arrived back with the genni trailer closely followed by Biff the paramedics. By this time Steve's pain had eased off and after a quick check over he was able to stand a little. Once we'd got Steve off the floor, we were able to get the decorated tractor and genni trailer into the shed and close the doors.

Suddenly there was a shout from the front of the shed and we ran out to find Tim with the rea doors of his van opened and big tub of paint spilling out all over the floor! There was a sudden rush for as many bucket of water as we could find to flush out the back of his van. Fortunately the van was white, the same colour as the paint.

Once we'd cleared up the mess we could finally slide the doors shut and lock them up. Another year in carnival was open, now to get home and finish all those DIY jobs! 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:51

Glastonbury 2010

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My plan was to watch the cart go round at Glastonbury, but after just a few carts we had to leave as my wife was suffering from a sickness bug that was going round the village school. The same bug had also taken out Spraggsy who called in a few hours earlier to say he couldn't make it.

After dropping my wife at home I made my way back to the start, just in time to see our cart heading past the start, it did look good :-) While the cart went round I sat and had a cup of tea with some friends from Gremlins CC.

Thanks to 'carnival9' for this YouTube video:

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Towards the end of the Procession the rain really started to hammer down and some of the performers arriving back at the start looked very miserable and cold. Once everybody was off are cart we split down the cart and waited, and waited, for the roads to open so we could move on to Weston. 

After more waiting and some tea and chips (thank-you Pete)  we were finally able to leave, at about midnight. There were some reports of an accident on the A39, but the marshals knew nothing about it so we pressed on. Sadly just the otherside of Ashcott we came across a Land Rover on its side blocking one carriage way, apparently the driver escaped with only minor cuts and bruises. It was a tight squeeze with over hanging trees, but we got through without loosing a single bulb.

We finally pulled into Weston at just after 3am, it had been a long day and we were all keen to get home...

On the way home we passed Gremlins and Griffins, who both had tractor trouble, I wonder what time they got home? 

We finished 7th in the 'Feature - Open' class, just 3 points Griffins! 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 November 2010 11:29

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