A north Norfolk town has hit back at detractors after criticism of its New Year’s Day fireworks event sparked a social media backlash.
Eyes were glued to the skies on New Year’s Day in Cromer as thousands of people lined the seafront to enjoy the town’s 20th annual fireworks spectacular.
Santa and his reindeer and the stars of Cromer Pier Show added a touch of magic to the town’s Christmas lights switch-on festival, which attracted crowds in their hundreds on Saturday.
The roar of aircraft engines will be heard over Cromer during next year’s carnival even if, as feared, the Red Arrows will not be able to make it.
The miniature lighthouses that were created for a Norfolk art trail were inspired by everything from a dropped ice cream cone to Harry Potter.
Their sweet, succulent taste has made them one of Norfolk’s most famous exports.
With rain expected to keep falling on the north Norfolk coast until mid-afternoon, some Cromer Carnival visitors will be wondering if the fireworks planned for tonight (Thursday) are still going ahead.
Mr Sun smiled down and his expression was reflected in the faces of tens of thousands of people as they enjoyed the spectacular Cromer Carnival parade.
Crowds lined the cliff tops for one of Cromer carnival’s most anticipated events.
Cromer Carnival’s opening weekend got off to a glorious start, with blue skies, bonny babies and knobbly knees by the dozen.
Cromer Carnival is the highlight of the summer season in the sunny seaside town.
The countdown to Cromer’s carnival continued as racers took on the town’s annual soapbox derby.
With up to 40,000 people expected to descend on Cromer for the town carnival in August, the annual event is one of the biggest of its kind in the country.
Major sponsors have been confirmed for this year’s Cromer Carnival Soapbox Derby, meaning the event is set to be bigger and better than ever.
There are just a couple of months to go until Cromer Carnival and the countdown has begun, with dozens of people working away behind the scenes to make sure the annual event goes off without a hitch.
It was a day for heroines and rogues as princesses and pirates took over a preschool playground in north Norfolk.
Non-stop sunshine brought crowds out in force for the ninth annual Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival, held across the two towns on Saturday and Sunday.
Cromer picked the final two members of its carnival ‘royal’ family on Sunday, at a prince and princess competition held at The Cottage pub, in Louden Road.
North Norfolk is officially gearing up for summer, as famous festivals taking place in the district launch this year’s events.
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