Crowds flock to Watton carnival

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

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

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

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 Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant


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

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

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 Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

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 Kerslake

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina Kerslake - Credit: Archant

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

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina Kerslake

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Katrina Kerslake - Credit: Archant

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

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

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography

Watton Carnival 2018. Picture: Neal Trafankowski Photography - Credit: Archant

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