Cromer Carnival rounds off an ‘amazing’ 50th anniversary with a spectacular fireworks finale
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Cromer's 50th anniversary carnival drew to a spectacular close, with hundreds of youngsters and their families joining an illuminated procession of floats and umbrellas through the town, before watching a dazzling fireworks finale.
The final day of the annual event kicked off with a party on Evington Lawns, near the seafront, with a picnic for youngsters as well as stalls, games and children's entertainers.
Grown-ups had a chance to try their hand at dressing a Cromer crab in a competition sponsored by Jonas Seafoods, while the North Norfolk Beach Runners hosted a fun run from the pier and, at North Lodge Park, a special 50th anniversary tea party was held for 13 local couples celebrating their golden wedding milestone this year.
Attractions on the carnival field in the lead-up to the parade included a remote controlled aircraft display, a Sheringham versus Cromer tug of war and a military skills challenge featuring two teams from RAF Marham.
Carnival committee member Claire Claxton, who co-ordinated floats with the help of chairman Tony Shipp, said the procession and fireworks had provided a fitting finale for a "wonderful" week.
"We have had brilliant turnout and the effort people have put in has been amazing," she added. "The whole day has been a big success and it's a lovely way to round off an amazing 50th anniversary carnival."
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