We have more carnival nostalgia from another era this week from the president of Bridgwater carnival Rita Jones.

The self-confessed carnival-aholic has sent in a priceless photograph of the Devonshire Arms Carnival Club from between the wars.

In a hand colour tinted image their entry 'Greek Palikars' is captured in all their finery.

The president noted how the Mercury recorded the entry at the time. It wrote: "A nicely decorated car, built up in tiers, made a very pretty display, their costumes were the work of Mrs West, Cranleigh Gardens, being exceedingly neat and picturesque to a degree.

"The Greeks were shown off to an advantage on their canopied car, which was lit by Mr Godbeer’s, Lalley Light Plant on the car following.

"The dresses of the gang consisted of red hats, with tassels, jackets of old gold and red, trimmed with gold braid and beads on a white body, white kilts with gold braid and green sash, and red leggings trimmed with gold braid and black bobs.

"The Greeks carried short swords and came in for any amount of praise, which was highly merited. They consisted of Messrs. G. Merrett (capt.), C. Bennett, H. Purches, F. Betty, F. Trunks, L. Bowyer, H. Bowyer, B. Billings, E. Heal, T. Evans, E. Padden, A. Attwell, J. Randle and J. Cook.

"The Palikars thanked Messrs. Godbeer and Cottrell, of the Central Taxi Garages for the splendid was in which they lit their car with lalley light, both lighting and fixing being kindly supplied free of charge."

This year's carnival falls on Saturday, November 7, and Rita reminded everyone the concert tickets are now on sale.

Does anyone have images of carnival preparations in the 1970s and 1980s? If so, email harry.mottram@nqsw.co.uk as we'd love to share them with our readers.