Party goers paint the village red for Northwold’s 40th carnival

The 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red. Pictured: The Norwich Samba Band

The 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red. Pictured: The Norwich Samba Band lead the parade. - Credit: Archant

Party-going residents were painting the town red during their village's 40th annual carnival.

A float at the 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red.

A float at the 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red. - Credit: Archant

To celebrate the milestone Northwold, near Thetford, decided on the theme of 'Paint the Village Red' for its event on Saturday, June 11.

As visitors embraced the spirit of the day the parade, led by the Norwich Samba Band, was awash with shades of ruby, scarlet and crimson as it made its way through the village to Fendick Field.

Carnival Queen Katy McGann and King Max McGuirk were dressed spectacularly for the occasion, with their Masquerade Ball-themed float flanked by royal courtiers who waved to the crowds lining the route.

Members of the local Women's Institute brought a lift to the parade, carrying a number of red helium balloons during the procession.

A float at the 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red.

A float at the 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red. - Credit: Archant


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At Fendick Field the floats were judged by Jill Fysh, a former teacher at Norman CE Primary School.

For the adult floats, the Northwold Moulin Rouge scooped first place while the WI Painting the Village Red came second.

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For the children's floats, in first place was the Carnival Queen, with Tots & Co in second and KS2 London in third.

Holly and Donna from the Moulin Rouge were awarded best adult costumes, while Jack Greenacre won best children's costume for his Big Ben outfit.

The 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red. Pictured: The WI take part in the

The 40th Northwold Carnival, with the theme Paint the Village Red. Pictured: The WI take part in the parade. - Credit: Archant

There were plenty of stalls and attractions on the field to keep carnival-goers entertained.

Event co-organiser Sheena Randell said the parade had looked 'magnificent' and said people's creations had 'brightened up our village'.

She said: 'As always there are many thanks to say to the many people who help out in any way, shape or form, especially as the time given to the village carnival is volunteered.

'Without these people we cannot put on the carnival so to them I am eternally grateful.'

All proceeds from the carnival will go to the primary school.

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