Circus comes to town for Sutton’s carnival

Representatives from The Royal Air Force Association with their modified Mobility scooter.
Representatives from The Royal Air Force Association with their modified Mobility scooter.
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HUNDREDS basked in the baking seaside heat last Sunday for the annual Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe Carnival.

This year’s theme was ‘The circus comes to town’, but floats and outfits came in all manner of designs for what was one of the biggest and best-attended Sutton carnivals ever seen.

And despite having to follow up Twist and Pulse’s mega appearance in Mablethorpe just hours earlier, the carnival once again proved why it is one of the premier events of the year on the east coast.

Onlookers were treated to a vast array of sights as the parade swept through the resort, including clowns, jugglers, strong men, ringmasters and a rider on horseback. Local rescue services RNLI, the coastguard, Coastwatch, the air ambulance and St John Ambulance also took part in the parade, as did car clubs from as far afield as Norway.

The week leading up to the carnival saw a number of events held including a pig race and quiz night, and on Saturday morning a sandcastle competition took place on the beach with a number of impressive entries. The winners of the family contest were Alison Jee with her sons Harry and Thomas.

Parade entries were judged throughout the day, and the results will be announced at the carnival presentation evening at Sutton Social Club on Sunday, August 14 at 8pm.

The theme for next year’s carnival will be the Olympics, and organisers will be elected at September’s AGM.