Attleborough comes alive for carnival fun and games

The crowds turn out in Attleborough for the fun and colour of the annual carnival through the high s

The crowds turn out in Attleborough for the fun and colour of the annual carnival through the high street.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Fairground rides, live music and daredevil BMX displays were all part of the action at the Attleborough carnival.

The event got underway with a Party in the Park event on Saturday, featuring artists such as James Summerhill, Against All Odds, Only One Direction and Mini Mixx.

At the party, youngster Chiana Woodrow, 11, was named Princess of the Carnival and Alfie Piggin, nine, was named the prince.

Yesterday the streets were lined with more than 1,000 people as a parade wove through the town centre.

About 20 groups entered the parade, including the Attleborough Boxing Club, Zumba dancers and the Attleborough Players, who rode on a float.

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Town crier Alan Austin led the procession.

He said: 'We've had a really good turnout, both at the Party in the Park yesterday and the fun day today.

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'The carnival is a great tradition for Attleborough and it's been going strong for at least 30 years now and we hope it carries on.'

The parade ended back at the recreation ground, where families enjoyed rides, food and drink stalls, inflatable play equipment and more live music.

The Savage Skills bicycle display team proved a hit in the central area, as did the Lamb National sheepdog racing.

Sam Aghabi, from the carnival committee, said he was delighted at the response to the carnival.

Mr Aghabi said about 2,500 people were at the Party in the Park and thousands more made it along to the Sunday fun day. He said: 'This is the biggest event that happens around her and it's all run by volunteers. It's great to see so many people come down and get involved.'

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