PICTURE GALLERY: First Hemsby carnival ‘a fantastic success’

Organisers declared Sunday’s first Hemsby carnival a “fantastic success” after crowds watched a colourful procession wend its way from the village burial ground to the playing field in Waters Lane.

Brightly dressed pirates and Egyptian dancers mingled with marching bands and dancers as nearly 20 groups joined in the fun.

The event was a highlight of Hemsby’s two-day festival which included a host of attractions from live bands and Punch and Judy to stalls, sideshows, competitions and arena events.

Organiser Barrie Thornton said the weather had been terrible on the first day but Sunday’s carnival had been a fantastic success.