Cromer Carnival takes off

Dominic Chessum The finishing touches were being put to carnival floats yesterday as Cromer geared up for the most important day in the seaside town's calendar.Today the town will buzz with excitement as the skies are brought to life with colour by the Red Arrows display team and the streets dance to a carnival beat.

Dominic Chessum

The finishing touches were being put to carnival floats yesterday as Cromer geared up for the most important day in the seaside town's calendar.

Today the town will buzz with excitement as the skies are brought to life with colour by the Red Arrows display team and the streets dance to a carnival beat.

With the Met Office predicting that showers should keep at bay for most of the day and that the carnival parade will remain rain free, nothing should be able to dampen the carnival spirit.

This year the Red Arrows display, which never fails to thrill crowds who pack the carnival ground and seafront every year, will take place at the later time of 5pm.

Carnival organisers have asked that, after the display, spectators viewing the action from the Runton Road carnival ground make way for the floats to get into the arena so the judging can begin and the parade can start promptly at 7pm.

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Yesterday, saw hordes of people enjoy the fun at the carnival ground with clowns, fairground rides and a packed programme of events in the main ring.

Children wondered at the eagles and owls brought by the Wymondham Falconry Display and Bird of Prey team and the Flying Ryan Motorcycle Stunt Show also impressed.

Scaling the heights of the army climbing wall proved popular as did circus workshops run by Jazz the clown.

Sadly high winds meant that a planned parachute display had to be cancelled, but organisers are hoping the the Tigers Freefall Team will be able to drop in on the action today.

Other highlights at the Runton Road site today include a Cossack Riding Display by The Devil's Horsemen, sheepdog displays and a performance by the Nottinghamshire Police Pipe Band.

For more information and for a full programme of events go to www.edp24.co.uk/dailylinks and follow the link.