Martham Carnival organisers thank village for support and enthusiasm

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant

It was fun, fun, fun all the way at Martham's Fun Carnival with tradition and modern going hand in hand to keep thousands of visitors happy.

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant

And it was a testament to a small band of people who took the event on after its survival was threatened.

The carnival ran over three days at the start of July, kicking off with an evening ceilidh to get everyone in the mood for what was to come. The following day, Saturday, the fun started at 10am and ran on until 11pm with 60 stalls, static engines, motorbikes, cars and tractors on display and, with the focus very much on the family, a children's entertainer, displays by The Dragons Theatre and Stage School and Rock the Street, plus a Martham's Got Talent competition with a prize of £100, meant there was lots to see and do.

Three bands took to the stage in the evening and there was dancing in the rain when a heavy thundery shower rock and rolled its way over the event!

Sunday saw displays and free entertainment followed by a street procession of floats, walking groups, mascots and vintage vehicles, with people lining the streets to catch a glimpse and wave at those taking part as they made their way to the Greens where there were more attractions and displays.

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant

The event wound up with a presentation of awards.

One of the organisers, Bob Warnes, said: 'We would like to thank the village for the support and enthusiasm they showed for the carnival this year. It invoked a real community spirit and we have had some fantastic feedback which was 99.9pc positive and we will be getting together soon to get prepared for next year!'

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Results and awards:

Martham's Got Talent: 1 Hannah and Georgia, 2 Amelia and Nyah, 3 Hidden Stranger

Best of All Float: Lego, by Martham Sports and Social Club

Best Float: Rubik's Cube, by the Brownies

Best Walking Group: Dragons Theatre and Stage School

Best Dressed Walker: Emily Burgess

Most Enthusiastic Float: Mary Poppins, by Flegg High School

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