Cromer carnival chairman Tony Shipp praises ‘amazing’ week

Tony Shipp and his wife Sandra. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Tony Shipp and his wife Sandra. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


The chairman of the Cromer carnival committee has declared the town’s 43rd carnival “amazing” and praised the hundreds of people who helped with the event.

Tony Shipp has chaired the committee for the past 27 years and was delighted with the number of people who arrived in Cromer to join in the week’s activities.

He said: “We started off with good weather and that brought people into the town. Lots of local people also watched the weather and came out when the sun came out.

“Attendance has been good this year, especially at the parade. The number in the parade was the best we’ve had for a number of years.”

Mr Shipp also praised the fancy dress dance, which took place on Friday night, as “popular as ever”.

He also believed that the week had helped trade in the town and hoped the town’s many restaurants and cafes had benefited from the amount of people who visited Cromer.

“Overall it was amazing,” he said.

“I would like to thank everyone who has joined in the carnival and supported us, the businesses and also thank you to the people who come again year after year. Also to the hundreds of volunteers who help - it would just not work without them.”


  • A FANTASTIC carnival. Shame I had to work on Wednesday and miss the carnival day. But the floats were brilliant. The Tuesday "Fine cigar and port" evening was great. Fireworks were astounding. It makes me proud to be a local. WELL DONE Mr Shipp MBE and everybody who had anything to do with organising and running the carnival.

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    Lord Elf

    Sunday, August 19, 2012

  • Here, here!! Just great for Cromer and North Norfolk Tourism.

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    Friday, August 24, 2012

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