Fancy dress makes it a happy new year
THOUSANDS of fancy dress-clad revellers turned out across the region to see in the new year in style.
Pubs and clubs throughout Exeter were packed as dozens of parties took place, including at Walkabout.
And Exmouth lived up to its reputation as being one of the best places in the UK to celebrate the new year.
High-spirited party-goers in a vibrant array of outfits filled the pubs and spilled out onto the streets. Thousands went to the beach for the countdown to midnight, where Paul Strange and Delia Pemberton captured some of the best outfits. Exmouth coastguards were out keeping an eye on safety on the seafront and volunteers were on hand to assist an 18-year-old man who suffered a head injury when he fell off the Octagon café just before midnight. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. An 18-year-old woman was also taken to the RD&E from near the Imperial Hotel at 11.50pm, suffering from a head injury .
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Hayley Philips, supervisor at Franklins Café, Bar and Restaurant on the Strand, said the venue was busy all night. "It was packed from the moment we opened at 6pm," she said.
"Everyone was dancing and in the party mood, it was a great night." Alex Harris, assistant manager at the Bath House on Exmouth seafront, said thousands gathered outside the pub on the beach for the fireworks at midnight.
"It was absolutely amazing night, you can't beat it. It went brilliantly. We started getting busy around 10.30pm when the pub and the patio, and the road outside, became full."
Jody Bolt, landlord of The Heavitree pub, added: "The pub started filling up around 9pm and then we stayed busy until we closed at 2am. The vast majority of people were in costume, the atmosphere was really good and everyone was having a good time."