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Record numbers for Attleborough Carnival

PUBLISHED: 19:03 18 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:02 22 October 2010

“The best ever.” That was the verdict from town leaders today as south Norfolk's biggest carnival ended on a high note.

“The best ever.” That was the verdict from town leaders today as south Norfolk's biggest carnival ended on a high note.

Around 4,000 townsfolk and visitors lined the sun drenched streets of Attleborough to experience an extravagant musical and visual climax to a week of summer of events.

A record number of participants, from vintage tractors, pantomime horses, pirates, hula girls and marching bands paraded through the town centre yesterday for the 34th anniversary of the Attleborough Carnival.

Organiser Karen Pettitt said the 46 entries were the “best ever” and followed on from a successful party at the recreation ground on Saturday, which attracted 5,000 people.

The weekend marked the highlight of the town's annual summer celebrations, which included wheelbarrow races, prince and princess competitions, a fashion show, and music from local bands.

Mayor Jeremy Burton said he was “proud” to see so many people at today's parade.

“The whole week has been fantastic and the whole town has taken on the sprit of the carnival. It is great to see the community working together and punching above our weight for the size of the town,” he said.


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