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Cromer Carnival serves up a treat with waiters and waitresses’ race

PUBLISHED: 13:43 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:43 15 August 2017

The winner of the Waitress race on the seafront in Cromer was (R) Kate Holt. Picture: Ian Burt

The winner of the Waitress race on the seafront in Cromer was (R) Kate Holt. Picture: Ian Burt

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Staff from eight local pubs, restaurants and hotels put their serving skills to the test, at Cromer carnival’s waiters and waitresses’ race, held on the pier forecourt on Monday.

The winner of the Waiter Race in Cromer was Kyle Barber. Picture: Ian Burt The winner of the Waiter Race in Cromer was Kyle Barber. Picture: Ian Burt

The event, which has been a carnival fixture for more than 40 years, saw 30 waiting staff from establishments including the Red Lion Hotel, the Bann Thai restaurant and the Hotel de Paris line up in front of a team of judges and the carnival ‘royal’ family, before taking on the challenge of pouring a tray full of beer and soft drinks which they then carried up the promenade and back with the aim of not spilling a drop.

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

Cromer mayor John Frosdick, who was on the judging team, said the race had set the scene for “one of the best carnivals so far”.

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

“The races are just great fun,” he added. “And, while a lot of people who visit the pubs want to see their favourite do well, I think they also really enjoy it when things don’t go to plan and the drinks get spilt.”

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waiters race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt The Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt Competitors getting ready for the first Waitresses race on the seafront in Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

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