PHOTO GALLERY UPDATE: Sheringham’s street race and alternative carnival queen parade

From lawn mowers to a grand piano, a parade of decorated carts took part in a street race as part of Sheringham's carnival celebrations.

Hundreds of people lined the town's High Street today (Wednesday) to watch the event and cheer on the eight men parading as alternative cross-dressing carnival queens.

Sheringham carnival secretary Paula Popham said she was 'delighted' at the turn out and described the parade as 'stunning'.

'It's great everyone makes the effort to construct their vehicle and put on a show for the people, residents and tourists,' she said.

'We've had a lot of entries and a lot of people have taken part.'


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The winner of the alternative carnival queen was awarded with a trophy and a sash and will take part in the main parade on Sunday.

This year's race was in memory of Sheringham resident David Farrow - known as the 'king of the carnival' - who died just before last year's event.

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Mr Farrow had been involved with the carnival since the age of six and was the founder of the raft race. He also built numerous floats.

The winners of the best dressed pram received a trophy sponsored by his wife Carole and the Tyneside Club.

? Click the link in the top right-hand corner to view a photo gallery of the event.

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