Crowds enjoy 20th anniversary Great Yarmouth Maritime festival
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A popular festival celebrating a Norfolk town's rich seafaring history has been held for the 20th year.
The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival took place on Saturday and Sunday.
Amongst the attractions were the tall ship Minerva, which last visited five years ago, and a Dutch three-masted schooner which offered the public sailings on both days.
There was a surprise visit from the Navy's own HMS Bangor - a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned in 1999 to hunt mines using sonar.
Crowds enjoyed food, music, drinks and live entertainment with a shanty stage and plenty of fish and chips to go around.
While the festival was free, many gave donations of £2 and more towards next year's festival.
The newest attractions this year were the street performances and walkabout acts, as well as Captain Jack Sparrow, a giant inflatable lobster and 'Beach Patrol', an act featuring a 7ft-tall bathers on bouncing stilts.
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