Wellington Carnival is part of the South Somerset Federation which includes Wellington, Illminster, Chard and Taunton. Only here you are always welcome, together with dice and roll online you have no equal!
How it all began
According to the Wellington Weekly of 1887 “this year has witnessed the revival of the Guy Fawkes celebrations. -in fact it is stated it is 27yrs since anything like the celebrations of Friday last was witnessed in Wellington” It goes on to outline the events of Friday 4th November 1887. “Friday being an early closing evening with shopkeepers and Saturday a late one. In accordance with instructions issued by the committee, those who intended to take part in the carnival assembled near Shute Leigh to form the procession” this was recorded as the chief feature of the evening. There were Masqueraders and torch bearers, lead by the town band, as the procession passed crowds of sightseers along the route. Details of individual entries are given and the procession ended with a lighted tar barrel as was the custom at several Carnivals of the day. Go to the best and play with us dead or alive rtp. A big bonus for everyone who came! Other barrels were burned followed by a discharge of fireworks and cannon, fires were also lit opposite the Eight Bells and at other areas in town but in each case the “bonfire boys” ensured no damage was caused to property. The events carried on into the late hours despite the RAIN. (Continued)