BURNHAM residents had a blast after another successful carnival brought the town to life.

The procession lit up the high street as floats, bands, majorettes and revellers in fancy dress paraded through the streets.

Carnival organiser Wayne Martin said: “The carnival was a success even though the weather wasn’t great for the procession.

“We can’t thank the children, adults, majorettes and bands enough for carrying on in the rain and most still had smiles on their faces at the end.

“There were some great floats entered.

“We had lots of stalls and great entertainment during the day, including local dance groups, a BMX stunt show, Kings Falconry, drummer Will Daly and our famous 999 races.

“The children that took part it the fancy dress looked fantastic and Disney princesses came in and spoke to all the children.”

Debbie Young, mother of Burnham Carnival Princess Hannah Young, said: "The queen and princess looked beautiful and were looked after very well.

"I know Hannah enjoyed herself and felt very special that day.

"The day was fantastic and all my other five children enjoyed the day and the procession."

Carnival-goers also enjoyed a variety of entertainment, including circus workshops, falconry, cadet displays, dancing, stunt shows, choirs and fantastic music from local bands.

Burnham RNLI’s life-saving crew was also at the event to celebrate the carnival, which has been running for more than 100 years.

The annual 999 race between the ambulance service, fire brigade and RNLI on Saturday saw the lifeboat team come out on top.

An RNLI spokesman said: “It was a fun event with every participant enjoying themselves and getting thoroughly soaked in the process.”