Prince and Princess appointed as Carnival atmosphere builds in Sheringham

Sheringham Carnival Queen Jade Roberts and Attendant Emma Louise Glover are pictured with the Carniv

Sheringham Carnival Queen Jade Roberts and Attendant Emma Louise Glover are pictured with the Carnival Prince and Princess, Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, following the selection disco. Photo: ALLY McGILVRAY - Credit: Archant

Ten-year-old Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, aged 11, were chosen at a selection disco in the community centre.

Sheringham Town Crier, Tony Nelson. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Sheringham Town Crier, Tony Nelson. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

A carnival atmosphere is building in Sheringham ahead of a week of festivities.

Retiring town crier Tony Nelson, who is stepping down next month after 29 years in the role, will crown Carnival Queen Jade Roberts during one of the highlights of this year's programme of events at the Leas on Sunday at 2pm.

The seaside festival officially gets underway on Saturday (July 30) with a Harley Davidson bike rally at noon and culminates with a torchlit procession and fireworks display on Sunday, August 7, starting from the clock tower in the town centre at 9pm.

The Carnival Queen and her Attendant, Emma Louise Glover, will be supported by the Prince and Princess, 10-year-old Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, aged 11, who were chosen at a selection disco in the community centre this afternoon (Friday).

Sheringham Carnival volunteers get in the party spirit ahead of this year's festivities.

Sheringham Carnival volunteers get in the party spirit ahead of this year's festivities. - Credit: Archant


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Organiser Julia Adams said: 'We have a fun-packed week with lots of different events.

'I'm really looking forward to the street races (on Tuesday evening), they are really good - people can make their own contraption and whizz down the high street; as well as the crowning day (on Sunday) and torchlight parade which is a spectacular finale to the Carnival.

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'We also have lots of unusual events, lots of children's games like Monsters on the Prom, and a sandcastle competition.'

As well as the bike rally, Saturday's family fun day, which gets underway on the Leas from 10am, also includes children's games, charity stalls, a putting competition, Newfoundland dogs display, dance demonstrations and a Yak52 air display.

Looking forward to the crowning ceremony, Della McClean, who acts as chaperone for the Sheringham Carnival Queen, said: 'It's a huge event for us. It's really the start of our carnival with the crowning of the Carnival Queen and her Attendant.

'Before then there are lots of activities going on which continue on after the crowning ceremony.

'The crowning this year will be done by Tony Nelson, who is the retiring town crier, after his 29 years of service - we decided that would be a nice little parting gift for him, to crown the Carnival Queen.

'We're also hoping to have his first Carnival Queen here, Sarah Line is coming over from Bermuda, to make it extra special.'

For more information on all the events and details on how to get involved, pick up a copy of the carnival programme or log on to the official website: www.sheringhamcarnival.com

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