Gallery: Music and movies help provide magic at Trimley Carnival

TRIMLEY: Two villages joined as one to celebrate their annual carnival – with organisers thrilled with the weather and the turn-out.

People lined the route for the sun-soaked and colourful procession as it made its way from Trimley St Mary into Trimley St Martin, with a dozen classic cars leading the decorated floats on the theme of Music and Movies.

More than 1,000 people then went on to the celebrations at the Trimley Sports and Social Club.

“It was a superb day and went off really well,” said carnival chairman John Sills. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather as it was sunshine all the way, and to have more than 1,000 people on the club ground was great. We hope everyone had a wonderful time and we hope to have raised a good sum for our charities.”

The parade set off from Faulkeners Way with the classic cars in front, with floats including the Hand in Hand pub’s version of Oklahoma, Twinkletoes Pre-school focusing on Grease the movie, and First Stop Pre-school all the great Disney films.


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Majorettes added music and colour with troupes taking part including the Poloz, Limestar, Silver Blue Twirlers, Ice Illusions and the Urban Allstars.

Because of the heat and long distance for people to walk, St John Ambulance staff walked alongside.

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At the sports club there was a fairground and many stalls, and a barbecue, and demonstrations by the Felixstowe Karate Club and two majorette troupes.

n Did you go to Trimley Carnival – tell us how much you enjoyed the celebrations. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN, or eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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