Beccles Carnival parade brings party atmosphere to streets of the town

Beccles Carnival 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

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Were it not for the odd grey cloud in the sky, a visitor to Beccles over the weekend could have been forgiven for thinking they were in Rio de Janeiro.

Beccles Carnival 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

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For a carnival atmosphere filled the air over the weekend, particularly as the annual procession along the roads.

Beccles Carnival 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

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Families lined the streets of the town on Sunday lunchtime as dozens of floats created by businesses and groups from the area brought a sea of colour and a wave of sound.

Beccles Carnival 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

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Setting off from Roy's car park at 1pm, the parade was greeted with cheers and waves as it passed by.

Beccles Carnival 2017
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Copyright: Archant 2017

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There were floats made up to look like pirate ships, another based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and complete with Oompa Loompas - as well as other colourful, imaginative costumes.

Beccles Carnival 2017
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There were also drummers, musicians and dancers, as the procession made its way to the quayside, where the carnival fun continued throughout the day.

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