The Bridgwater Carnival
evening finishes with the annual squibbing display,
this is unique to Bridgwater. The squibs are let
off the length of the Bridgwater High Street,
when over 100 squibs are let off simultaneously
in the air at arms reach, they are held up by
Carnival Club members on a specially built cosh.
Originally the squibs
were made specially for Bridgwater Carnival and
were known as the Bridgwater Squib, these culminated
with a large bang as each squib extinguishes.
the demise of the firework it has become difficult
to purchase squibs with a bang, so today's squib
has no bang, but the display remains as spectacular
as ever and is well worth witnessing.