Resort gears up for carnival

A POPULAR seaside town is gearing up for its annual celebration of life on the Suffolk coast.

A POPULAR seaside town is gearing up for its annual celebration of life on the Suffolk coast.

Aldeburgh Carnival gets underway on Saturday and organisers are hoping the sun shines for the three day festival.

It finishes on Monday with the traditional parade followed in the evening by a military band countermarching in the High Street before leading a Chinese lantern procession down to the beach and a spectacular firework display.

New for this year is a carnival village which starts on Saturday afternoon and includes music on the Moot Hall green as well as the annual lollipop hunt at 2.15pm.


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There will also be traditional sideshows, tombola, silent auction and a variety of stalls along Cragg Path together with a tug-of-war between teams from Aldeburgh pubs and clubs and a Boules competition.

On Sunday there will be a car boot sale, mini marathon, Punch & Judy show, children's races and games, the egg boat race and songs of praise.

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By Monday the festivities will be in full swing with swimming races in the sea, a life boat launch and the main procession, which starts at 3pm with the crowning of Carnival Queen Emma Smith at the Moot Hall.

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