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Stowmarket enjoys sunshine carnival with ‘amazing’ procession

PUBLISHED: 22:48 15 July 2018 | UPDATED: 22:48 15 July 2018

The colourful procession makes its way through Stowmarket Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

The colourful procession makes its way through Stowmarket Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

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A host of colourful floats paraded through the streets of Stowmarket on Saturday as the town celebrated its popular annual carnival.

Marching bands and floats were cheered through the town Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSMarching bands and floats were cheered through the town Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

The procession kickstarted a weekend of fun at the town’s recreation ground, with a host of live music, theatre performances, stalls, fairground rides and a big pet show.

The parade kickstarted a weekend of fun at the town's Recreation Ground Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSThe parade kickstarted a weekend of fun at the town's Recreation Ground Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

Carnival chairman Jayne Woods, said: “The procession was amazing.

Fun in the sun at Stowmarket Carnival Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSFun in the sun at Stowmarket Carnival Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

“We had a lot more people come along than expected.

The sun was shining on the town's annual carnival at the weekend Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSThe sun was shining on the town's annual carnival at the weekend Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

“Saturday was great, our arena acts were brilliant.

Members of the procession wave to the crowds Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSMembers of the procession wave to the crowds Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

“Today (Sunday) has been melting hot. I have had the factor 50 on but I’m still a little pink. We had to move the arena and put it under the trees in the shade.”

Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society's colourful float Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSStowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society's colourful float Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

Mrs Woods said she was looking for more volunteers to help out next year.

This year's carnival theme was 'countries' Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSThis year's carnival theme was 'countries' Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

“It would be great to get a few more volunteers to help on the day, even if its just for an hour.”

Motorcyclists joined the colourful procession through town Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWSMotorcyclists joined the colourful procession through town Picture: GRAHAM MEADOWS

Contact the committee at info@stowmarketcarnival.org.uk


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