Colourful capers as mad cap racers whizz through Sheringham

Sheringham Carnival 2013 street races.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Sheringham Carnival 2013 street races.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Flour, foam and fun combined for an evening of madcap action as Sheringham hosted its annual carnival races.

Sheringham Carnival 2013 street races.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Sheringham Carnival 2013 street races.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Around 30 wheeled contraptions took part in three races down the High Street and were cheered along the route by a huge crowd.

Sheringham Carnival 2013 street races.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Sheringham Carnival 2013 street races.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

An armchair, tank, space rocket, crib & coffin were among the 'vehicles' that took part in the daring dashes.

Carnival committee member Graham Deans said the evening had gone without a hitch and everyone had enjoyed themselves.

'It's the family entertainment and sport people like, there's not very many towns that are allowed to do street racing and the crowds love it,' he added.


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'It's always a good start and if this is popular it sets us up for parade day.'

The street race is a popular staple in the carnival calendar, which continues on Wednesday with the much-anticipated parade.

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The fun begins at 7.30pm when the colourful cavalcade of floats will snake its way through the town, setting off the from the Station Road car park.

Walking the one mile route and adding to the fun will be the Norwich Samba Band, the City of Norwich Pipe Band, the TS Warrior Cadets and the Smokehouse Blue Marching Band.

Entertainment after the parade will continue into the evening with live music at the Lobster and the Crown pubs.

Other carnival week highlights include a new Sleepytime Steam Train ride on Friday when youngsters grab their teddies and pyjamas for a storytelling steam train ride on the North Norfolk Railway.

Earlier in the day at 10am there is a duck race the Beeston Common Beck, and on Saturday a car treasure trail sets off from the Dunstable Arms

The carnival culminates with a torchlight procession and firework spectacular on Sunday.

Norfolk's Olympic torchbearers will lead the procession, which sets off from the Lobster pub at 8.30pm, before the firework display gets under way at 9.45pm.

?For more details visit www.sheringhamcarnival.com

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