Watchet Summertime


Watchet Summertime. Not a term for Watchet in the summer, but an amazing week-long celebration that sees our community put on a plethora of events to entertain the visitors as well as locals.

Starting on Saturday 11th August and running through to Saturday 18th August, the whole town really came alive with themed days and stalls along the Esplanade and the pubs busy with musical acts. There were jolly sea shanties galore with a workshop and shanty evening held in the Boat Museum. Even our beautiful churches got in on the music action with a live concert.

Tell me more, tell me more!  An outdoor cinema screening of Grease had people sitting all over the Esplanade. It turned colder, but that’s not where it ends… The festivities continued with a Family Fun Day by Watchet Town Council, architectural history walks around the town and the much-loved traditional duck race. The finale had the Esplanade alive once again with more live music, a hog roast and some of the most beautiful and mesmerising fireworks ever!

Phew! What an amazing week! But that’s not it… Breaking the usual tradition of being in Watchet Summertime week, the stunning peaceful candle float had to be held on Monday 27th to coincide with the tide times.

Wow Watchet… You really know how to throw a summer party! A huge well done to the organisers of Watchet Summertime, the Town Council and all of the local businesses. We can’t wait for the 8th Watchet Summertime in 2019.

Photos by Terry Walker.