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Cromer Carnival serves up a treat as crowds brave the rain for traditional waiters and waitresses' races

PUBLISHED: 19:22 19 August 2019

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Cold, wet weather failed to dampen spirits at Cromer Carnival's traditional waiters and waitresses' races, which went ahead as planned on the pier forecourt in spite of black clouds, thunder and heavy rain.

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races, which went ahead as planned in spite of heavy rain.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races, which went ahead as planned in spite of heavy rain. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Miss Cromer Jessica Foster and her fellow 'royal' party members watched from under matching transparent umbrellas as staff from Cromer, Sheringham and West Runton pubs, restaurants and hotels lined up for a best dressed competition, before taking part in races along the promenade carrying trays of drinks including cans of special Cromer Carnival lager.

Steve Everitt, who has been a carnival committee member for 30 years, said that although Monday's weather was a disappointment, organisers were delighted with the number of people who turned out to watch.

Cromer Carnival senior attendant Izzy Claxton presenting the best dressed trophy to James Watson, who works at the Cliftonville Hotel.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival senior attendant Izzy Claxton presenting the best dressed trophy to James Watson, who works at the Cliftonville Hotel. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

"Everything has been brilliant," he added. "The carnival field has been really busy and numbers have been up on last year for almost every event so far."

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Waiters line up along the pier forecourt for the best dressed competition.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWaiters line up along the pier forecourt for the best dressed competition. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Spectators sheltering under umbrellas at Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSpectators sheltering under umbrellas at Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival senior attendant Izzy Claxton presenting the best dressed trophy to James Watson, who works at the Cliftonville Hotel.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival senior attendant Izzy Claxton presenting the best dressed trophy to James Watson, who works at the Cliftonville Hotel. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival senior attendant Izzy Claxton presenting the best dressed trophy Emily Sidnell, who works at the Cliftonville Hotel.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival senior attendant Izzy Claxton presenting the best dressed trophy Emily Sidnell, who works at the Cliftonville Hotel. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cliftonville Hotel waitress Emily Sidnell, who won the best dressed competition.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCliftonville Hotel waitress Emily Sidnell, who won the best dressed competition. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival's 'royal' family sheltering from the rain.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival's 'royal' family sheltering from the rain. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival princess Sophia Allard watching the waiters and waitresses' event from underneath a see-through umbrella.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival princess Sophia Allard watching the waiters and waitresses' event from underneath a see-through umbrella. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival junior attendants Leah Banning and Chloe Showers watching the waiters and waitresses' event from underneath matching see-through umbrellas.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival junior attendants Leah Banning and Chloe Showers watching the waiters and waitresses' event from underneath matching see-through umbrellas. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Carnival waiters and waitresses' races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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