Attleborough gears up for carnival
The show will go on for Attleborough carnival despite fears a few weeks ago that the fun event may have to be cancelled due to a lack of interest.Organisers behind the carnival, which will take place on Sunday, made a public appeal for people to take part after not one organisation had entered a float into the parade.
The show will go on for Attleborough carnival despite fears a few weeks ago that the fun event may have to be cancelled due to a lack of interest.
Organisers behind the carnival, which will take place on Sunday, made a public appeal for people to take part after not one organisation had entered a float into the parade.
The call for help has resulted in at least two floats coming forward, alongside walking groups, which will form a small procession with trucks from the fire brigade and vintage vehicles.
In its heyday, Attleborough carnival would attract about 40 entrants.
John Taylor, chairman of the carnival committee, said it was a shame that numbers had dipped but was hopeful that next year's event would be more popular.
'We had issues a couple of years back with health and safety and many people dropped out.
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'Trying to get them back again has been really hard along with the economic climate.
'It costs about �200 to �300 to put together a float, people don't have the money. Maybe next year will be better.'
The procession will wind its way towards Attleborough recreation ground, in Thieves' Lane, at 12.30pm.
A fun day will then take place on the ground until about 5pm, where there will displays from the fire service and Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club, as well as a fun fair, stalls and licensed bars.
The ground will also host Party on the Park, on Saturday from 4pm. The party will include music from local bands and a Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams tribute act.
Entry for each event will cost �2 per adult and under-16s go free.