PHOTO GALLERY: Sheringham carnival sandcastle competition

Sea creatures from crabs to dolphins, an Olympic logo and even a Poppy Line steam train were among the sand sculptures created by families taking part in Sheringham carnival's annual sandcastle competition.

Organised for the past 19 years by local man Roy Page, the popular event attracted 42 entries, with carnival queen Poppy Mabbitt and attendants Sophie Royle and Ashleigh Armstrong picking the winners of cash prizes for best sculpture and best sandcastle.

Mr Page, who was helped by his fianc�e Liz, said that, in earlier years, families taking part in the contest had mainly made bucket and spade-style castles, but entries had become increasingly sophisticated, with people using techniques such as sand-dripping to create artistic forms from mini buildings to animals.

'We have been very pleased with the number of people who have entered this year,' he added. 'There was a great turnout and we have had some really impressive entries.'

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