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PUBLISHED: 10:05 14 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:09 14 July 2019

Membes of Trimley Red Devils taking part in the 50th anniversary Trimley Carnival parade Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Membes of Trimley Red Devils taking part in the 50th anniversary Trimley Carnival parade Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

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It was fancy dress and floats galore as fun-lovers flocked to the 50th annual Trimley Carnival.

Collectors helped boost the money raised for charity at Trimley Carnival Picture: ELLA WILKINSONCollectors helped boost the money raised for charity at Trimley Carnival Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

The twin villages of Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin united in celebration yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of Trimley Carnival.

Organisers were delighted with the turnout - both from those taking part in the event and the hundreds of spectators who lined the route of the parade as it made its way from one village to the other.

Decorated floats, majorette troupes and fancy dress characters took part in the colourful cavalcade with many of them embracing the theme - "50 Years Through the Villages", celebrating the five decades the carnival has been staged.

There was plenty of scope for those taking part to decorate their floats - with music, fashion, and major events providing inspiration.

The First Stop pre school float in the Trimley Carnival parade Picture: ELLA WILKINSONThe First Stop pre school float in the Trimley Carnival parade Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Carnival Queen Lily Tardy and her princesses travelling in the Felixstowe Road Train led the parade from Faulkeners Way, along High Road, passing the twin churches and village pubs to Trimley Sports and Social Club, which hosted the afternoon's enterainment, including displays from three majorette troupes, music from Fresh Gold Radio, a gym demonstration from Superheroes, a display by Felixstowe Karate Club, refreshments and 18 stalls including charities.

Melissa Purnell, from the Trimley Carnival organising committee, said it was hoped between £4,000 and £5,000 will have been raised from the day for charities and good causes which work in the two villages.

She said: "The day went really well - we had 24 entries in the procession, which was amazing, and everyone made a big effort. We had a great turnout to watch and the weather was perfect."

First Stop Pre-school won the best float award with Trimley Red Devils runner-up and Twinkletoes third. Best majorette troupe were the Urban Allstars with Dynamix second and Supernova third. Judges for the parade were Trimley St Martin Parish Council chairman Yvonne Smart and Trimley St Mary parish councillor Andrew Tetley.

One Trimley Carnival entrant had to push this a 'wheelie' long way Picture: ELLA WILKINSONOne Trimley Carnival entrant had to push this a 'wheelie' long way Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Youngsters joined the Trimley Carnival parade to collect for charity Picture: ELLA WILKINSONYoungsters joined the Trimley Carnival parade to collect for charity Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

A vintage tractor taking part in the Trimley Carnival procession which united the twin villages in celebration Picture: ELLA WILKINSONA vintage tractor taking part in the Trimley Carnival procession which united the twin villages in celebration Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

The theme for this year's Trimley Carnival was 50 Years Through the Villages Picture: ELLA WILKINSONThe theme for this year's Trimley Carnival was 50 Years Through the Villages Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Trimley Carnival procession makes its way along High Road Picture: ELLA WILKINSONTrimley Carnival procession makes its way along High Road Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

Majorettes showing their skills for Trimley Carnival Picture: ELLA WILKINSONMajorettes showing their skills for Trimley Carnival Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

The carnival royal court taking part in the Trimley Carnival procession Picture: ELLA WILKINSONThe carnival royal court taking part in the Trimley Carnival procession Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

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Majorettes adding a splash of colour to the Trimley Carnival cavalcade Picture: ELLA WILKINSONMajorettes adding a splash of colour to the Trimley Carnival cavalcade Picture: ELLA WILKINSON

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