Wild time at Trimley carnival

REVELLERS enjoyed a wild time at their village carnival – with organisers hailing the colourful event a roaring success.There were lions, tigers and other creatures everywhere in jungle scenes for the parade's wild animal theme as Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin came together for a day of celebration.

REVELLERS enjoyed a wild time at their village carnival – with organisers hailing the colourful event a roaring success.

There were lions, tigers and other creatures everywhere in jungle scenes for the parade's wild animal theme as Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin came together for a day of celebration.

As usual large crowds turned out to watch the procession and enjoy the activities on the field – leaving organisers wondering why they cannot get a few more people to help each year.

After more than 35 years, this may have been the last Trimley Carnival as three of the five remaining organisers are now set to quit, leaving its future uncertain.

But villagers were determined to make the most of the occasion, which was blessed with blue skies and warm sunshine.

With a fire engine leading the way, the parade left Faulkeners Way for High Road to link the twin villages as it made its way to the sports and social club.

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Carnival queen Sarah Jones, 22, and her attendants Alice Apps and Hollie Clark, both 11, both from Trimley St Mary primary, were near the front of the cavalcade.

They were supported by the royal courts from carnivals at Felixstowe, Brightlingsea, Beccles and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Majorettes – Felixstowe Technotronics, Poloz, Silver Knights and Galaxy Twirlers – provided music and colour with their marching and dancing.

But it was the decorated floats which took pride of place with excellent jungle adventure scenes and lots of youngsters dressed up as wild animals – including dozens of pupils from Trimley St Mary Primary School, and tots and parents from Twinkletoes Pre-School and First Stop Playgroup.

Events on the field included displays and live bands, plus funfair, face painting, stalls and games, and a grand draw.

n. Did you enjoy the carnival? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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