Cromer Carnival organisers hope for sunshine
Cromer carnival day has arrived bringing with it frivolity and frolics for all the family - and hopefully some decent weather. Things warmed up with a family fun day yesterday when children and parents enjoyed entertainment ranging from the No Limitz motorcycle junior display team, jumping through blazing hoops, to pottery competitions and a circus skills workshop.
Cromer carnival day has arrived bringing with it frivolity and frolics for all the family - and hopefully some decent weather.
Things warmed up with a family fun day yesterday when children and parents enjoyed entertainment ranging from the No Limitz motorcycle junior display team, jumping through blazing hoops, to pottery competitions and a circus skills workshop.
Despite the recent run of bad weather which saw a hole torn in a marquee, and a waiter's race blown off the seafront, organisers are confident the carnival will go on.
Pat West, Cromer carnival committee member said: "Whether it's raining or not whenever it's
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"Hopefully we have maintained the high standard of the previous ones. We can't try to better them because they're already so good."
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This year's carnival week has been packed with events to suit every age and taste, and its success looks set to continue today with the main carnival day.
Kicking off the action in the main ring is the mega-mini stunt car show at 10.30am, followed by Roman chariot racing.
Miss Cromer Hannah MacDonald will be gracing the crowds with her presence at 11.45am and the Red Arrows will be swooping in at high noon for a display of flying skills over the shoreline.
The Essex dog display team is providing paws for thought throughout the day and one of the country's best freefall display teams, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment will be dropping in at 2.50pm.
The evening parade will snake through town at 7pm. The colourful train of floats, fancy dress and followers usually takes about 90mins to pass through.
Street entertainers will amuse crowds lining the route until the procession arrives, while popular Lee Vasey band will play in the carnival tent afterwards.
There are no parking facilities within the carnival site on Runton Road but there is a park and ride at
the Holt Road with a £2 return bus fare.
Car parks at The Meadow, Cadogen Road and Runton Road will be open with car park charges as normal.
Anglia Railways is operating regular services between Norwich and Sheringham, calling at Cromer on the Bittern Line.
A range of cheap day returns are available and tonight the last train to Norwich will depart Cromer at 11.57pm and Sheringham at 11.34pm.
For the latest carnival information visit the website www.cromercarnival.co.uk.