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Crowds flock to Watton carnival

PUBLISHED: 13:15 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 18 September 2018

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Neal Trafankowski

The magic of books was celebrated as the theme of this year’s Watton carnival.

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Held on Sunday, thousands of people took to the town’s high street to enjoy the numerous activities, attractions and stalls on show.

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Keeping with tradition, the event started with an open-air morning service led by Watton Pentecostal Church.

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

In addition to the procession, led by the Phoenix Pipes And Drums, there was entertainment from local artists, including Blondie Moment, and dance demonstrations.

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Carnival chairman Steve Jolly said: “The carnival grows every year and we get more and more different attractions coming to it. We were blessed with some really good weather and we had a few thousand people over the course of the day.

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina KerslakeWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina Kerslake

“It was a great success and we are looking forward to it again next year.”

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina KerslakeWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina Kerslake

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

The carnival committee is always looking for new members, email wattoncarnival@f2s.com

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski PhotographyWatton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

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