Updated with photo gallery: Thousands enjoy Wells’ carnival parade

Wells Carnival Parade. Picture: Ian Burt Wells Carnival Parade. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, August 11, 2014
12:03 PM

Wells’ carnival parade brought a sea full of smiles to the town as thousands of people lined the route for the colourful procession.

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Yesterday afternoon’s event provided the traditional climax to a summer celebration which has seen nine days of activities and will come to an end today.

The festival of flag-waving, stilt-walking and charity bucket-shaking included comic-book characters, Willy Wonka and sea creatures.

Peter Foreman, 67, who lives in Wells, watched the parade with his wife Angela and their three granddaughters Lily, Daisy and Florence, said: “The effort made by local people is a fantastic thing for the town. It’s a relaxing week and a credit to Wells.”

Tom Crosswell, who had travelled from Norwich for the parade with his wife Archna and their three-year-old daughter Anushka, said: “It’s a great show. We’ve loved all the activities and there has been plenty for a three-year-old to see and enjoy.”

Dozens of floats snaked their way through the town, leaving The Buttlands at 3pm, including an intricately designed underwater kingdom for the carnival’s queen Darci Boamah and king Oliver Parsons.

Other highlights included unicyclists, a VW campervan, the Harley-Davidsons and a pirate ship.

Carol Duckworth, 67, from Lancashire, who has had a month-long holiday with her husband Alan in Wells for the last 20 years, said the carnival “gets better every year”.

“They put in much more effort every year. It’s wonderful, we love it,” she said.

All funds raised will go towards local causes. The carnival will come to an end with a classical concert and tea on the green.

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