Fun for all at carnival

A POPULAR village carnival is poised to spring into action.

The Lavenham Carnival and Rare Breeds Motor Show will take place on Bank Holiday Monday at the village’s recreation ground.

Renowned for its classic cars, more than 500 vintage vehicles are expected to be on display at the event, which dates back to the 1960s.

Martin Weaver, who has been involved in setting up the carnival for 10 years, said: “Everything is organised and it is just fingers crossed for the weather.

“We normally have a lot of people come along and we are hoping for the same again.”

Although the event is without a theme this year, it will still include a variety of activities to entertain visitors.

Archery, traditional stalls, a funfair and a parade ring will all be taking place during the event, which starts at midday and runs until 5pm.

Money raised from the carnival will be given to Lavenham Community Council, which provides social and recreational facilities for people in the village and the surrounding area.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, with under-12s free.