Vibrant Heacham Carnival is a roaring success

Vibrant Heacham Carnival is a roaring success
Picture credit: Anthony Dann

Sunday 4th August saw the return of the Heacham Carnival Parade and Fete for an afternoon of entertainment, games and strong community spirit.

Hundreds gathered at Heacham Social Club to welcome the truly spectacular parade as they returned from their tour of the village.

The event was sponsored by Heacham Manor and represented by Paul Searle. Heacham Parish Council organised the procession and floats and Heacham Social Club organised the fete.

Local businesses such AE Wallis and Bushel and Strike in support of the East Anglian Air Ambulance all got involved and were joined by local community groups as they made their way through the village.

There was fierce competition in the float stakes as the winners of best floats were announced. Carnival Queen Tegan Frary, 11, and the Carnival Princesses were on hand with Paul Searle to present prizes to the winners:

Best Family Float: Amy Loose with NASA Moon Landing 50 years on 1969-2019.

Best Group Float: Heacham Judo Club.

Best Adult Entry: Paul Simpkins with Hawaiian Theme (Heacham Judo).

Best Junior Entry: James Loose as Astronaut (NASA Moon Landing).

Best Overall Winner Float: Martin Hall with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Spectators were treated to a sheepdog trial, dancers from Rollason Stage School, a judo and boxing display and a chainsaw artist. There were also various craft stalls, car boot sales and refreshments for visitors to purchase from.

Ae wallis


Picture credit: Anthony Dann



Pictured: Winners of Best Overall Float Martin Hall with East Anglian Air Ambulance.


Pictured: Winners of Best Adult Entry Paul Simpkins and Heacham Judo.


Pictured: Winners of Best Family Float Amy Loose and NASA Moon Landing.

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