A uniquely 'Bridport' event returned last night as hundreds of people armed with flames marched from the town centre to West Bay.

The streets shone brightly as the torchlight procession returned, rounding off a brilliant carnival weekend.

The march was led by Bridport mayor, Cllr Barry Irvine, town crier John Collingwood and this year's carnival royalty, 14-year-old Kaitlyn Wellman, 10-year-old Elsie Hannam and eight-year-old Lily Tancock.

It saw an impressive turnout, with hundreds of people, young and old, joining the walk to West Bay where they cast their torches onto a huge bonfire before treated to a spectacular firework display.

As the weather began to take a turn for the worse, rain threatened to scupper plans for the fireworks but, luckily, it just about held off and the display was moved to a field inland rather than off the pier. 

Walkers were met at the Bay with some live music from band Mid Life Crisis, while the bright lights and sounds of the funfair made a perfect carnival atmosphere. 

You can read all about the carnival here.