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Crowds turn out to support popular and colourful Brandon Carnival

PUBLISHED: 17:32 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:32 06 June 2017

Brandon School of Dance. Picture: Terry Hawkins

Brandon School of Dance. Picture: Terry Hawkins

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It is a popular and colourful family event.

And this year’s Brandon Carnival saw hundreds of people line the streets to watch the parade before enjoying the many stalls and activities on offer.

Zumba Lou Lou demo with Inshin Ryu Ju Jitsu students joining in at the Brandon Carnival. Picture: Terry HawkinsZumba Lou Lou demo with Inshin Ryu Ju Jitsu students joining in at the Brandon Carnival. Picture: Terry Hawkins

Businesses, charities and sports groups and even Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service took part in the parade down London Road.

Brandon Carnival crowds on London Road. Picture: Terry HawkinsBrandon Carnival crowds on London Road. Picture: Terry Hawkins

There were performances throughout the day by Zumba Lou Lou, the Brandon School of Dance, Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu and Shoestring Theatre Company.

A rider from Service by Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. Picture: Terry HawkinsA rider from Service by Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. Picture: Terry Hawkins

Carnival committee member Terry Hawkins said: “It seems to get bigger every year. We definitely had a lot of people turn up this year.

Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu demonstration at the Brandon Carnival. Picture: Terry HawkinsIshin Ryu Ju Jitsu demonstration at the Brandon Carnival. Picture: Terry Hawkins

“Everyone seemed to enjoy it. We had young kids turn up and adults turn up and it brings out the whole family. It was a good day.”

After the parade, families were able to enjoy a wide range of attractions, including a rodeo bull, climbing wall, face painting and carnival games.

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