Burnham on Crouch lifeboat crew take part in community carnival

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew with the assistance of friends and family took part in the annual Burnham on Crouch carnival on Saturday (28 September).

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Competition is underway with the RNLI slightly wetter than the Fire Service

The Burnham on Crouch community came together to celebrate their annual carnival which has been in existence in one form or another for over 100 years.

Carnival events were held throughout the week culminating in many outdoor events and displays in the High Street. One of the events, the annual 999 races between the Fire Service, Ambulance Service and RNLI was held Saturday lunchtime with the RNLI victorious. It was a fun event with every participant enjoying themselves and getting thoroughly soaked in the process.

Later on Saturday evening the RNLI volunteers assembled their ‘Wacky Racers’ themed floats ready for the evening procession through the town.

Prior to the procession judging of the floats took place with the volunteers coming first in three categories.

The carnival procession made its way through the streets of Burnham starting earlier than scheduled due to expected deterioration in the weather.

With hundreds of locals lining the route, the RNLI volunteers were able to engage with the local community as they made their way around the carnival route.

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Presentation of the annual trophy

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Dick Dastardly

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Penelope Pitstop

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Wacky Race Control Tower

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