Chard Carnival - Lighting of the Beacon 2022

03/10/22 - 6pm the Lighting of the beacon,

The committee arrived just after 4.30pm and started to set up.

Shortly after it started to rain a bit!

Claire, Zoe and Scott soon were busy preparing the Hot Chocolate

Meet Bertie - Jean's best carnival buddy.

Shortly after 5.15pm - The first people who braved the weather came for a hot chocolate

 Sophie the junior town crier came prepared

 Just before 6pm, it had stopped raining and we had a bit of a crowd

6pm Sophie started the proceedings with a little poem

6pm the beacon was lit

 Zoe, Jean and Scott took a well-deserved breather.


The Carnival Committee is doing their bit to ensure the future of Chard Carnival.

Please make sure you do yours!

  • Save your change for the collections on carnival night
  • Come to our Cash bingo - Thursday 6th October - Click here for details
  • Enter our monthly draw the 100 club here
  • Donate as little as £3 online here



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