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Dereham Carnival 2018: More than 10,000 attend town's carnival celebrations

PUBLISHED: 19:11 22 July 2018 | UPDATED: 19:11 22 July 2018

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Thousands of people descended on a mid-Norfolk market town to celebrate its third carnival parade since its revival.

Organisers estimated that more than 10,000 people came to Sunday’s event, which kicked off with a well attended pre-party at Dereham Baptist Church.

Ahead of the parade, a group of keen runners attemped the carnival’s first ever fun run.

And they were soon followed by the parade, led by the town’s mascot Biscuit the Deer.

Carnival chairman Kerry Doyle said she thought the weather had helped to make the event one of the best years yet.

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

“There isn’t a day in the year that goes by when the committee isn’t working on this event,” she said.

“It’s been a proud day to see all the work which goes into it, come together.”

Awarded first place in the parade was the 1st Shipham Brownies and 1st Shipdham Guides carnival float, desgined around votes for women.

- Don’t miss it! An eight-page carnival special supplement will appear in this Thursday’s Dereham Times.

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Annabell Bennett enjoying the Dereham Carnival Parade.
Picture: Nick ButcherAnnabell Bennett enjoying the Dereham Carnival Parade. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Young Farmers enjoying the town's Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Young Farmers enjoying the town's Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dereham Carnival Parade 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherDereham Carnival Parade 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

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