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

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

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

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.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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

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 waiters and waitresses' races.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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

"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 BETHELL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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