Revellers get ready for Sheringham Carnival parade

Final preparations are being made to costumes and floats as revellers get ready to enjoy Sheringham's carnival parade.

A full weekend of activities is lined up, including a family fun day on Cookie's Field at Beeston Regis today and the centrepiece of the week - the parade on Sunday afternoon.

Despite some persistent showers to start the weekend, carnival chairman Stuart McClean said the theme so far had been 'lovely sunshine'.

He said: 'We've got the sunshine attitude and I hope the weather matches us this weekend.'

Mr McClean said the parade would be headed by 250 Harley Davidson motorbikes, whose riders visited the town for a rally last weekend and were asked to come back to add some va-va-voom to the parade.

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He said the parade would also include Peterborough Pipe Band, with Norwich Samba Band adding some glamour at the rear.

Mr McClean said: 'We hope that people will keep smiling and use plenty of suncream.'

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The family fun day will include bungee jumping from 12-3pm, archery, costume making and a fashion parade for children, karate workshops, dancing and a beer tent.

Tomorrow, there will be a children's boating competition on the Leas, 'chalk a picture' on the central promenade and the grand parade, with judging on Station Road car park at 3pm and the floats setting off around the town at 4pm.

The climax of the week of celebrations will happen at 9.30pm tomorrow, with a fireworks display on the beach for the first time.

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