Trimley Carnival draws in bumper crowd as two villages unite to celebrate

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the Trimley Carnival today

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the Trimley Carnival today

The carnival spirit was out in full force today as two Suffolk villages united for the annual Trimley Carnival.

The event saw the villages of Trimley St Martin and Trimley St Mary join together, with crowds of people young and old lined the streets to watch the carnival parade - this year with the theme of Rule Britannia - Queen & Country.

It saw decorated floats, accompanied by fancy dress characters and majorette troupes, proceed from Faulkeners Way to High Road, with residents living along the route decorating their gardens in bold reds, blues and whites for the occasion.

The festivities continued well into the afternoon at Trimley Sports and Social Club, including with a disco, dance displays, bouncy castles, children’s rides, and charity, craft and food stalls.

Sharon Iannuzzi, chairwoman of the Trimley Carnival Committee, said: “We had lots and lots of people coming to the streets watching it. It was a really good turnout.

“Lots of people came back to the social club to join in with the fun.

“It just brings the both villages together, it’s got a real community feel. It has been going for over 45 years now. It has been a lovely day.”