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Madcap mayhem at annual carnival street races

PUBLISHED: 20:34 06 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:49 07 August 2019

Waiters and waitresses line up at the start line at the annual Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Waiters and waitresses line up at the start line at the annual Sheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Supermarket trolleys, wheelbarrows and wacky contraptions ranging from a go-kart snowmobile, to a car modelled on the Cadillac featured in the Ghostbusters movie rattled down Sheringham high street to the delight of spectators, in the annual carnival street races.

A flour and water-covered carnival queen Emma Taylor (right) and attendant Alisha Redgrave joining in the fun at the annual street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA flour and water-covered carnival queen Emma Taylor (right) and attendant Alisha Redgrave joining in the fun at the annual street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Crowds in their hundreds lined the pavements at the event, pelting competitors with flour-filled missiles and water bombs.

Proceedings kicked off with a waiter and waitresses' race, followed by a children's race won for the fifth year running by Kevin Pitcher, who was racing with his daughter Rosie in honour of his five-year-old son Benny, who has an inoperable brain tumour.

A couple of vultures race to the finish line in Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA couple of vultures race to the finish line in Sheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A team of engineers working to repair the sinkhole in High Street took the adults' race trophy in a modified flatbed trolley, with other entrants including a lobster, a pair of vultures and last year's winners Tom Codling and Kevin Webb, who raced in a Thomas the Tank Engine-themed cart while dressed as railway boss the Fat Controller and his slimmer counterpart, the Thin Controller.

Carnival events manager Graham Deans, who co-ordinated the races with the help of a team of carnival committee members and volunteers, said: "The street races are one of the highlights of the carnival programme and it was great to see so many people turning out to take part, or to watch."

Last year's winners Tom Codling and Kevin Webb line up at the start next to a team of engineers working on the Sheringham sinkhole.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLLast year's winners Tom Codling and Kevin Webb line up at the start next to a team of engineers working on the Sheringham sinkhole. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Kevin Pitcher and daughter Rosie racing down high street in their Ghostbusters car.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLKevin Pitcher and daughter Rosie racing down high street in their Ghostbusters car. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Town crier Andrew Cunningham-Brown  joining in the fun at the annual street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLTown crier Andrew Cunningham-Brown joining in the fun at the annual street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Children's race winners Kevin and Rosie Pitcher.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLChildren's race winners Kevin and Rosie Pitcher. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Callum Ringer gives carnival attendant Alisha Redgrave a hand in the waiters and waitresses race.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCallum Ringer gives carnival attendant Alisha Redgrave a hand in the waiters and waitresses race. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A chef and a lobster line up for the wheelbarrow race.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA chef and a lobster line up for the wheelbarrow race. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Onlookers pelting competitors with flour and water bombs at Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLOnlookers pelting competitors with flour and water bombs at Sheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Onlookers pelting competitors with flour and water bombs at Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLOnlookers pelting competitors with flour and water bombs at Sheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Competitors being pelted with flour and water in the waiters and waitresses' race.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCompetitors being pelted with flour and water in the waiters and waitresses' race. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Last year's winners Tom Codling and Kevin Webb line up at the start next to a team of engineers working on the Sheringham sinkhole.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLLast year's winners Tom Codling and Kevin Webb line up at the start next to a team of engineers working on the Sheringham sinkhole. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Competitors line up at the start of the children's race.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCompetitors line up at the start of the children's race. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Competitors being pelted with flour and water in Sheringham Carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCompetitors being pelted with flour and water in Sheringham Carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Competitors being pelted with flour and water in the waiters and waitresses' race.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCompetitors being pelted with flour and water in the waiters and waitresses' race. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Town crier Andrew Cunningham-Brown joining in the fun at the annual carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLTown crier Andrew Cunningham-Brown joining in the fun at the annual carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Children's race winners Kevin and Rosie Pitcher.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLChildren's race winners Kevin and Rosie Pitcher. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham carnival street races.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham carnival street races. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Competitors being pelted with flour and water in the waiters and waitresses' race. Photo: KAREN BETHELLCompetitors being pelted with flour and water in the waiters and waitresses' race. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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