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Can you spot yourself at Stowmarket Carnival's film themed parade?

PUBLISHED: 19:25 20 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:53 22 July 2019

One float was Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

One float was Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A touch of Hollywood came to Suffolk when a town held its cinema-themed carnival.

Crowds sang along as the Ghostbusters float went by  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds sang along as the Ghostbusters float went by Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The colourful Stowmarket Carnival marks its 58th year this weekend, getting off to a flyer with its prestigious parade.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Stowmarket as a procession of Hollywood-themed floats, musicians and dancers travelled through the town.

Event organisers were expecting around 9,000 people to visit the town over the two days.

Characters from some of the UK's silver screen favourites could be seen during the parade, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Toy Story and Harry Potter.

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children from local schools dressed up as some of their heros and heroines and travelled on the specially themed floats.

Christine Day, who went to the carnival with her granddaughter, said: "There was a good atmosphere at the parade and people were dancing along to the music in the street.

"It was very busy and the street was lined up with lots of people of all different ages.

"Me and my granddaughter liked the Toy Story float the best."

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The carnival did not end there as a range of activities got under way at Stowmarket Recreation Ground.

The acts were kicked off by the Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club, Combat Kickboxing, bRAVO! School of Rock and the lively Suffolk-based Royle Entertainment, boasting fire eaters and stilt walkers.

There was also lots of live music with Shane Baxendale and bRAVO! School of Rock hitting the stage before The Skittlez closed the show.

The entertainment is not over yet, with festivities continuing into Sunday with the annual pet and dog show.

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

There will also be more music, with Chelsea Francis performing on stage before the New Life Church Choir finishes off the weekend.

Sunday will also see the family-friendly activities which were enjoyed by children and parents on Saturday continue.

There will be a range of things to do for all ages.

An array of children's characters will be around for "meet and greets" on both days with Punch and Judy, Mr Bean circus workshop, craft tent and face paining also featuring.

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

There will also be a car show where motorheads will have a chance to check out what Stowmarket has to offer on four wheels.

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Stowmarket carnival had a film theme this year    Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Stowmarket carnival had a film theme this year Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

One float was Willy Wonkas Chicolate Factory  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNOne float was Willy Wonkas Chicolate Factory Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Crowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds lined the streets of Stowmarket for the film themed carnival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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