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Video/gallery: Praise for organisers as Newmarket holds its annual carnival

PUBLISHED: 18:44 06 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:02 07 July 2014

The Newmarket carnival procession in the High Street.

The Newmarket carnival procession in the High Street.

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The crowds came out for a town carnival which is getting better and better, according to the mayor.

Hours of work had gone in to creating the line of floats which paraded through Newmarket on Saturday for the big event.

Rachel Hood, the town mayor and Forest Heath District Council chairman Andy Drummond, opened the carnival.

“It went very well, there was a lot of people in the town and a lot of activities,” she said.

“The organising committee has done a fantastic job. It was a great success, the rain cleared up and we had the floats coming through the town. It was a jolly event for the town and very well organised.

“The whole day was a highlight, there were lots of children there and families. Each year the carnival becomes more and more successful and more people attend. We have more activities and it brings everyone out and together for a terrific day.”

Fun was to be had at the fair, with craft stalls, a beer tent, displays and a dog show on offer.

Refreshments, with a licensed bar, were available in the Severals Sports Pavilion.

Live music was played at the event organised by the town council.

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