Mermaids, moon landings and the Sheringham sinkhole among the entries in carnival sandcastle competition
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There was sunshine, smiles and sandcastles galore, at the opening day of Sheringham Carnival, which saw families turn out by the dozen to enjoy events ranging from music from Norfolk Wherry Brass Band on the promenade, to the traditional carnival car boot sale.
Creations from mermaids and sea serpents, to cars and boats featured in a sandcastle competition, which also included a depiction of the Apollo 11 moon landing complete with kitchen foil Neil Armstrong, and even a couple of Sheringham sinkholes.
Bridget Raby, from London, who has won two previous sandcastle competitions with her husband Michael, daughter Sarah and seven-year-old grandson Wilfred, said: "Our family has had a holiday home in Sheringham since 1947 and we wouldn't go anywhere else - it's unspoilt, it's a proper seaside town and we love it."
Thanking all those who took part, carnival committee member Della McClean said: "We were really pleased with the turnout, there's a lovely atmosphere and it is wonderful to see so many families enjoying the sunshine."
Sheringham Carnival continues tomorrow (August 4) at the Leas clifftop gardens from 11am, with attractions including children's activities, charity stalls, a climbing wall, a Yak 52 air display and Newfoundland dog rescue demonstrations, with the crowning of the carnival queen at 2pm. For more information, pick up a programme from the carnival caravan in High Street or visit the Sheringham Carnival (official) Facebook page.
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