HIGHBRIDGE and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival returned this year to blow us away once again with an incredible evening of community fun.

On Monday, November 6, the streets of Burnham-on-Sea were illuminated as dedicated carnival clubs showcased their 365 days of work in dramatic fashion.

The event helped to bring locals together in a hard time for the town, after the recent incident which saw a man go missing in the sea after saving a woman and her dog.

Out of respect, crew on-board the carnival carts lowered their volume by 50% when approaching the Pier Street junction, which leads to the jetty.

Bradley Loveridge, Chief Marshall for Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival said: "It was a very successful night, despite a few minor hold ups due to a small sink hole that appeared.

“Collection was down, however we are still taking JustGiving donations online.

“It was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into this, but we are happy with the result.

"We couldn't have pulled it off without our brilliant team.

“It's now time to look ahead and start planning for next year."