PICTURES: Huge crowds flock to Sudbury for annual carnival
The Sudbury Carnival has been one of the town’s biggest annual events for years – and last weekend was no exception.
Undeterred by the road diversions caused by major roadworks, the colourful parade proceeded on an alternative route through the town, with floats driven along by businesses, community groups and the queen’s courts of Sudbury and other nearby towns.
Setting off at noon from the Delphi Centre, the procession this year was based on the theme of countries of the world.
The main festivities then took place at Belle Vue Park, with thousands of visitors turning out throughout the day to enjoy displays by Lavenham Falconry, Punch and Judy, amusement rides, laser tag, bouncy castles and performances by Route 66 and Less Than Perfect.
Angie Talbot, carnival committee chairman, told the Free Press: “It was a nice turnout and everyone really seemed to enjoy it.
“Everybody I spoke to said they had a great time. A lot of people said it was wonderful to see the procession go a different route for a change.
“I would like to thank all the stallholders, everyone in the procession, all the committee members, the mayor, and the people of Sudbury for attending and making it a successful event.”