Northwold goes red for 40th Carnival

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“Paint the town red” might be a popular saying, but residents of one West Norfolk village decided to take that advice rather closer to home at the weekend.

That’s because painting the village red was the theme of the 40th Northwold Carnival, which took place on Saturday afternoon.

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Crowds gathered to watch as a host of floats made their way through the village during the carnival parade, which was led by the Norwich Samba Band.

Once the proceession arrived at the carnival venue, the Fenrick Field, the floats were judged by Jill Fysh, a former teacher at the village’s Norman CE Primary School.

The money raised from the annual event goes towards the provision of additional facilities and environmental improvements at the School Lane site.

The carnival’s king and queen were Max McGuirk and Katy McGann, who turned their float into a Mascarade ball.

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And they won first prize in the children’s float category for their efforts.

Also among the most eyecatching floats was that of the village’s WI, who carried a large number of helium balloons with them as they walked through the village.

However, it was Northwold’s answer to the Moulin Rouge that took first prize in the adult float competition, along with two of the top three positions in the costume categories.

Organisers have thanked all those who helped to plan and stage the event.

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