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Watton Carnival a great success!

A fantastic time was had by all at Watton Carnival on 15th September.  As  in previous years Wayland Chamber of Commerce was delighted to sponsor the Stage, which hosted local musicians after the open-air Sunday Service in the morning.  The High Street was alive with stalls, games and rides for the children, including a display of live farm animals.  Local businesses served refreshments for the considerable number of carnival goers, many of whom stayed for the duration of the event.  The Annual Parade, led by the Phoenix Pipe Band included the Mayor, Pat Warwick, who rode on a majestic open-topped old red fire engine, a Norfolk police car marked up with ‘Stop hate in Norfolk’;  marched up and down the High Street to the delight of the onlookers.  Treasurer, Heather Nunn said; ‘the Chamber is so pleased to sponsor this annual event and it was such a joy to see so many local people enjoying themselves in our wonderful Norfolk town.’

The photos below taken by Heather Nunn and Luis Machado give a lovely flavour of the event.

 

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  1. Pat Warwick (Mayor of Watton) on September 17, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I certainly enjoyed this year’s Carnival, the Town Centre was packed with happy people, all enjoying the entertainment.
    I’ve never seen quite so many stalls, starting right up the top end of the High Street. I visited every stall and chatted to so many people along the route. Spent some time in the Museum too, always something new to see in there.
    My highlight was the Parade, it was so much fun, everyone looked so colourful and happy. Arriving on the Vintage Fire Engine (1940) was so much fun!
    The only thing that I was going to do, but didn’t get round to, was visit the lady who did the ‘face painting’, that would’ve been a giggle!

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