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

Glastonbury 2011

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The crowds at Glastonbury were huge this year; I don't think I've ever seen so many people there! The night was dry and warm and with the cancellation of North Petherton I guess many who would have gone there came to Glastonbury instead. The procession went well with another good response from the crowd.

Thanks to for this YouTube video.

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 From Glastonbury we took the cart across to Weston, the start of the journey was quite slow as we were stuck behind another club’s decorated tractor, we managed to get the cart past but the genie was stuck. When we got to the Piper’s Inn the cart went off up the A39 and the genie went down the A361 to try and by-pass the slow decorated tractor. The journey went very well and we arrived in Weston at about 1AM with the genie arriving about 15 min later. Sadly en-route we lost a section of roof that came down after being weakened by the rain over the past few days and when the gennie arrived we noticed the 3-phase tails had been trailing on the ground  (school-boy error).

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:15
 

Wells 2011

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Wells carnival had a new route this year which by-passed many of the more technical corners. The start was delayed by 15min due to a fire on the route (apparently). Not long before we set off, the rain started and it continued all the way round. Many in the crowd soaked but they stayed to wath the procession.

As we turned the last corner at the finish the rain stopped! There was a lot of confussion about where we should park to get the cast off but they were soon off and we were on our way to Glastonbury.

We had another good position in the Glastonbury line-up, near to the rugby club and another important burger van!

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:15
 

Shepton Mallet 2011

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Shepton was another wet carnival at the start although it didn't put-off the crowds. We were well appreciated and many were joinging in with the dance moves which is always good to see. There were no hold-ups in the procession and we seemed to be at the end very quickly.

Thanks to "carnival9" for this YouTube video.

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The move to Wells was easy this year and despite Matt's contiual jibes I managed to keep my bike the right way up this year.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:38
 

Burnham 2011

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The guys spent a long time today removing some of the components from the decorated tractor and fitting them to the front of the cart, as we realised that without the decorated tractor we have no sign to say who we were or what the cart is called.

Line-upApart from a hold-up when a dancer on one of the other carts hit a traffic sign, Burnham went very smoothly with good weather and a great turn-out.

Another down-side to not having the tractor was that there were 4 less dance platforms so some members missed their opportunity to go on cart.

Once finished at Brunham we had the long journey through to Sheptop Mallet. Without the decorated tractor we were able to move a little fasterbut it still took a long time. We had a good spot in Shepton, not too far from the fron and more importantly very close to a burger van.

The guys had been busy again today and we now had some new strobes behind the sign at the front and and the laser was finally working.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 20:52
 

North Petherton 2001

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After the tragic events of Friday night (M5 Crash) North Petherton Carnival commity took the decision to canel Saturday's carnival as the motorway was still closed and the carnival route was on the main diversion route.

Piston Number 2On my way into Brigdwater to collect the cart I found Darren and Trevor deep inside the tractors engine. They had found some extra bits in the sump, piston No., no wonder it was makeing such a horrible noise!

So all we had to do was move the 50 or so carts through to Burnham. We arrived at the cart at 9:00 AM to be told there would be a meeting at 1PM, at that meeting it was decided to move the carts starting at 2PM, but we didn't leave Bridgwater until about 5PM. The move through to Burnaham went well and we were soon parked-up, the only problem was that our entry number was 52, but there was no position 52 marked out for us! Once that little administrative error was sorted there was just time to get home and shower before tonight's party.

Westonzoylnd CC hosts a party in the Village community center every year after North Petherton Carnival and invites many other clubs. At this years party we had a minutes silince to remember those who had lost there lives.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 08:49
 


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