The town where holding fireworks over your head is a tradition

Bridgwater Carnival, in Somerset, has a long tradition of squibbing: a huge procession of people holding fireworks right above their heads. This year, I got the chance to be one of the squibbers. Thanks to all the Bridgwater Carnival team: their site is

Camera: Dave Mackie and Nyles Hollister
Edited by Michelle Martin:

(Thanks to the person who first emailed me about this: the reply-to address on your email is broken, so I’ve never been able to get in touch to say thanks, and don’t want to name you here without permission. It was a great idea!)

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