21st August 2017 4:19 pm
Fun at the famous 48th Cromer Carnival
As the dust settles on the 48th Cromer Carnival season its time to reflect on a fantastic Carnival week and two weeks of carnival children’s weeks. The volunteers once again pulled out all the stops to showcase a fabulous programme of events for the town, bringing together young and old, locals and visitors to celebrate the Great British Seaside Summer. Carnival day highlights included the famous Red Arrows with a heartstopping display over the Pier and stopping the procession for a suprise marriage proposal to the carnival senior attendant Victoria Craske (well, we all love abit of romance don’t we?)
Our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang themed float complete with flying Chitty from the show put together by the team and the cast won 3rd place in Class 1. Phil and James supported by the cast completed their World record attempt at popping as many balloons by hugging in 30 seconds, beating the reigning record with time to spare just before setting off on the parade. (it was quite a spectacle) The crowd lined streets cheered and sang along to Chitty favourites as the float weaved its way along the streets. The cast waved and James and Phil jumped off the float to delight the crowds with their juggling skills. The team followed along with lots of goodies and giveaways including our famous Golden Tickets giveaway to Thursday nights evening show. We will all be singing “Me Ol Bam Boo” until Carnival 2018, well, it is very catchy. See lots more magic memories on our Facebook page here.
Thursday evening saw the best summer firework display in the area bringing the Carnival to a close with hundreds of people watching from the Pier, candlelit outside tables, a stunning sunset and ice cold Gin and Tonic completed the scene with the reflection of the fireworks radiant against the still North Sea. After the fireworks everybody danced the night away to DJ Jazzlord in the theatre bar with his unique mix of great music delivered by this fantastic vintage vinyl DJ.
Roll on Carnival 2018
Photography by Andreas Yiasimi