Excitement builds as Bridgwater squibbers head for 2012 Olympics

Squibbers in action

Squibbers in action

First published in News

EXCITEMENT is growing ahead of tomorrow's (July 28) spectacular squibbing display at the London 2012 Games in Weymouth.

Hundreds of squibbers from Carnival Clubs across Bridgwater will be taking part in the ceremony, which is the first time the traditional performance will ever have been held outside the town.

Squibbing is a traditional display associated with Bridgwater Carnival in which fireworks are attached to long poles and held aloft to light up the night sky.

Sedgemoor District Council chairman Gill Slocombe, who is attending the event, said she was 'honoured' to be one of those taking part.

Cllr Slocombe said “I feel very honoured to be part of the Bridgwater and Sedgemoor Carnivalites.

"We just hope it is captured on the television because it should be a marvellous sight.”

The squibbing gets under way at 10.15pm on Saturday.

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7:58pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Boring says...

No comments,thats strange,there was 6 the other day.
Obviously the big bully councillor dictating to the Mercury it seems.
No comments,thats strange,there was 6 the other day. Obviously the big bully councillor dictating to the Mercury it seems. Boring
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8:30am Fri 3 Aug 12

File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth says...

Several readers comments have been deleted. Do we have freedom of speech?
Several readers comments have been deleted. Do we have freedom of speech? File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth
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