Rally Chat 2014 Bridgewater Carnival Sat 1st Nov

Baggers53

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Hi, this is my first ever posting.
We are planning on going to this years Bridgewater Carnival on Saturday 1st November.
Is anyone else planning on going?
Members that have been before what is the best local, within walking, site to the carnival?
Any information would be gratefully received.
Thanks Mike and Les
 

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Heard that there is good site in Glastonbury providing a coach to Bridgwater carnival - see http://www.theoldoaks.co.uk/bridgwatercarnival.html & scroll down the page for details(y)
We are local so know that although Bridgwater may be the biggest procession almost all the floats can also be seen at Burnham, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Taunton carnivals too so may be worth looking for sites near to these routes as an alternative option.
 
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No help unless you are a C&CC member, but the Somerst DA are having a carnival meet a few miles to the east at postcode TA7 0JB. Details in the magazine.

It's outside walking distance, but being a C&CC meet there will be tuggers with cars & if only because of pressure on parking in Bridgewater, I'm sure they will be organising a car share scheme to get in to see the procession.
 

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Anyone staying outside Bridgwater & planning on coming in via car should bear in mind that the major roads towards & through the town close early so you may have to park quite a way out on the edge of roads & it will be very busy! If you do park in town early then you won't be able to leave until late (maybe long after the procession has gone past where you are) when roads reopen.
 

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Hi,

Worked and lived in the Bridgwater area for some years and it's very hectic on Carnival day, roads in and around the centre are closed off around 17.30. There is a truck stop @ junction 24 M5 by North Petherton so could be worth checking out.
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses to date.
I am a member of the C & CC so I will check the magazine out.
It`s really good to get useful feedback
Thanks Mike
 

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Just to point out that Bridgewater does not yet have a Tesco, the super market referred to would be Morrisons and it is common to see motorhomes parked up there for the night of the carnival, Definitely a spectacle worth seeing but so is Glastonbury my nearest one.
 
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If you don't want all that hanging about before and after mabe the Burnham carnival would suit you better just a few days later. I went to it several years ago and if I remember rightly that is where they go and park up after the bridgewater carnival. Some of the floats were parked at the back of the campsite where we stayed and we were able to just walk about 15 mins to the town centre to view the parade.
 
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