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Sheringham Carnival hailed a “huge success” after hundreds turn out for finale

PUBLISHED: 21:55 05 August 2018 | UPDATED: 22:52 05 August 2018

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finale
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finale Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Sheringham Carnival has been hailed “outstanding” by organisers, after hundreds turned out to an evening finale featuring music, a barbecue and traditional games ranging from hook-a-duck to Play Your Cards Right.

Youngster try their luck at flipping ducks from a skateboard at Sheringham Carnival finale.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYoungster try their luck at flipping ducks from a skateboard at Sheringham Carnival finale. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Carnival chairman Stuart McClean praised committee members, who had “pulled out all the stops” to organise a last-minute final day’s programme after wildfire fears led to the traditional torchlight procession and firework display being cancelled.

“We didn’t just want to go out with a whimper,” he said. “So we tried to end with a bit of fun and, thanks to an exemplary committee, it was absolutely marvellous, the whole week has been a huge success.”

Tile painting at Sheringham Carnival's family finale.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLTile painting at Sheringham Carnival's family finale. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Part of the high street was closed off for Sunday’s finale, which included stalls and dancing, as well as family games ranging from badge-making and tile-painting, to bowling, face painting and a chance to pose for a selfie with the carnival ‘royal’ family.

Mr McClean added: “After being hit by poor weather for the crowning day, the highlight of the week for me has definitely been the sunshine.”

Youngsters having fun at a 'milk a cow' stall at Sheringham Carnival finale.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters having fun at a 'milk a cow' stall at Sheringham Carnival finale. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Bubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finale
Photo: KAREN BETHELLBubble fun at Sheringham Carnival's family finale Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Carnival committee member Christine Hendry on the Play Your Cards Right stall.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCarnival committee member Christine Hendry on the Play Your Cards Right stall. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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