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Photo gallery: Clouds clear as thousands fill the streets for Sheringham Carnival Parade, with music, dancing and costumes

21:26 06 August 2014

Sheringham Carnival parade.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Sheringham Carnival parade. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

The sun came out just in time for samba dancers, motorcycles, princesses and Spartan warriors to march their way through the crowds at Sheringham Carnival parade.

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Sheringham Carnival parade.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYSheringham Carnival parade. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Thousands filed onto the streets in the coastal town as the rain and clouds made way for sunshine as the bagpipes led the procession.

“The downpour didn’t dampen people’s spirits,” said carnival chairman Stuart McClean. “It has been so nice to see the streets full of lively children. The sun came out, the smiles came out and everybody has been well behaved.”

A horse-drawn carriage carried the newly-crowned carnival queen, as chimney sweeps, super heroes and wonderful sea creatures floated along with the parade tonight.

The parade is one of the highlights of the week-long carnival, and drew people from across Norfolk and further afield, with holiday makers flocking to the parade.

And Mr Mclean said the 2014 event was one of the best parades yet. He said: “In comparison I would say it has been one of the most gratifying because of how the rest of the week has gone. It is all falling into place.”

Eight-year-old Summer Bushell, of East Runton, was at the event with her mum Laura, 37. She said her favourite entry was the footballers, adding: “Lots of my friends were it.”

And Angie Connolly, of Sheringham, said: “Considering all the rain they had it was very good. There was a lovely atmosphere and plenty of people to watch it.”

The floats and walking groups were made up of families, youth groups, businesses and vintage cars and bikes, and prizes were given out at the beginning of the night.

Sheringham Carnival parade.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYSheringham Carnival parade. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Earlier in the day competitors took part in a battle of the bands, a Mad Hatter’s tea party and a Claws N Paws carnival pet show.

Are you organising an event? Email sabah.meddings@archant.co.uk

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