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Families turn out in force for traditional Easter bonnet parade

PUBLISHED: 16:59 20 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:09 20 April 2019

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade first prize winner Poppy Brennan, 6, with her fairy and unicorn-themed hat.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade first prize winner Poppy Brennan, 6, with her fairy and unicorn-themed hat. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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Youngsters sporting headgear with themes ranging from spring flowers to chicks and rabbits delighted Sheringham shoppers, when they marched through the town centre as part of a traditional Easter Bonnet parade.

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade second prize winner Harry Brown, 5, with his dinosaur-themed hat.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade second prize winner Harry Brown, 5, with his dinosaur-themed hat. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Jointly organised by Sheringham Playpark Revamp Group and Ladybird Pre-school Nursery, the event included face painting and games, as well as a cake sale and a visit from the Easter Bunny, who handed out chocolate treats.

Entrants lined up for judging by town mayor Madeleine Ashcroft and deputy mayor Liz Withington, who handed first prize to six-year-old Poppy Brennan for her unicorn and fairy-themed creation.

Three-year-old Safina Wright poses for a picture in her Easter bonnet.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLThree-year-old Safina Wright poses for a picture in her Easter bonnet. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Second prize went to four-year-old Thomas Ward, for his giant carrot hat, with five-year-old Harry Brown bagging third prize for his dinosaur island topper.

Ladybird administrator Helen Jewers thanked all those who had supported the event, including Sheringham Carnival Association and Starlings toy shop, which donated prizes.

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

“It was wonderful to see so many children taking part and to see people stopping to watch as we went past,” she said. “The parade is really more about being part of the community – any money we raise is a bonus.”

Sheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft in her Easter bonnet.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft in her Easter bonnet. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters meeting the Easter Bunny at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters meeting the Easter Bunny at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A unicorn-themed hat on show at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLA unicorn-themed hat on show at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters line up for judging at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters line up for judging at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Bubble fun at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLBubble fun at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters and their families march through Sheringham town centre for the annual Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters and their families march through Sheringham town centre for the annual Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters and their families march through Sheringham town centre for the annual Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters and their families march through Sheringham town centre for the annual Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters and their families march through Sheringham town centre for the annual Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters and their families march through Sheringham town centre for the annual Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters meeting the Easter Bunny at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters meeting the Easter Bunny at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngster line up for judging at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLYoungster line up for judging at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Three-year-old pals Belle Allen and Safina Wright on the march at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLThree-year-old pals Belle Allen and Safina Wright on the march at Sheringham Easter bonnet parade. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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