High winds blow carnival crowning ceremony off course
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High winds and rain put a dampener on Sheringham Carnival's crowning day celebrations, with a number of events cancelled and the 'royal' family having to gather under a beach shelter for the ceremony.
Carnival committee member Kim Glover, who has been involved with the annual event for 18 years, said organisers had planned to go ahead with the day's programme but were forced to scale it down, cancelling attractions including a Yak52 aerobatics display.
'We did quite well with the stalls, but they just kept getting blown away,' she explained. 'The weather just got the better of us and by lunchtime, they just had to give up and go home.'
A small crowd gathered to watch as town crier Andrew Cunningham led carnival queen Mollie Gallon, attendants Caitlin Doran and Niamh Craske and prince and princess Mollyanne Johnson and Chester Coleman to a beachfront shelter, where they were crowned by local artist Colin Seal.
Mollie, 18, said: 'The weather could have been nicer, but I'm not at all disappointed, we had a lovely morning and we are all looking forward to the rest of the week.'
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