Caribbean weather as steel band leads parade

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are Heacham Church Thanks for our Water. ANL-150208-193643009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are Heacham Church Thanks for our Water. ANL-150208-193643009

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Sun shines over Heacham Carnival and Fete

The sunny weather brought the crowds out in force to support the scores of youngsters and adults who took part in the annual Heacham Carnival and Fete.

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are Heacham Rollason Stage School. ANL-150208-193727009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are Heacham Rollason Stage School. ANL-150208-193727009

Eight floats set off from College Drive at 1.45pm on Sunday and snaked their way through the village, taking in High Street, to the annual fete at the Sports Field.

Carnival Queen Mia Beattie , 11, took pride of place in the parade along with princesses Grace Barker, Adele Carty and Tegan Freary.

Heacham Parish Council organised the carnival parade, which was led by the Nostalgia Steel Band.

Chairman of the council’s community activities committee Tracey Swann was delighted with the day.

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are Heacham  Norfolk Lavender ANL-150208-193655009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are Heacham Norfolk Lavender ANL-150208-193655009

She said; “We had a really good day and the turn-out was brilliant.

“Right from the start, people were cheering on both sides of the parade.”

For the second year running Heacham Youth Club was declared the overall winner in the float competition.

St Mary’s Church took the best family; the pink fairy from the Heacham in Bloom float won the individual title, while best youth group went to Rollason Stage School.

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade The Rio 2016 Beach Olympics ANL-150208-193545009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade The Rio 2016 Beach Olympics ANL-150208-193545009

Heacham Minors ran the street collections during the carnival.

Heacham Sports and Social Club had organised a fun packed fete.

Attractions at the event included an all-day car boot sale, refreshments and barbecue.

Heacham Equestrian had brought along a pony for visitors to pat, plus there were tug-of-war and football competitions.

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are Nostalga Street Band. ANL-150208-193523009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are Nostalga Street Band. ANL-150208-193523009

Rollason Stage School entertained the crowds with a fantastic performance, along with the steel band.

A display by the wildfowlers had pulled in the crowds.

Announcements were given during the day by the Andy Groo Roadshow.

The event was raising money for the Heacham Sports Club Charity.

Janice Campbell, from the club, was over the moon with the day.

She said: “The carnival and fete work well together.

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are The Heacham Youth Club Steam Punk. ANL-150208-193501009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are The Heacham Youth Club Steam Punk. ANL-150208-193501009

“The weather was fantastic and encouraged a lot of people to the fete.The day was a huge success and I would like to say an enormous thank you to all who helped in whatever way.”

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are The Heacham Youth Club Steam Punk far right Jo Jutson. ANL-150208-193451009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are The Heacham Youth Club Steam Punk far right Jo Jutson. ANL-150208-193451009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade  are Heacham Church Thanks for our Water. ANL-150208-193440009

Heacham Carnival Part of the parade are Heacham Church Thanks for our Water. ANL-150208-193440009