All the fun of the carnival - are you in our photos?

Flying Lady Wedding Cars at Felixstowe Carnival in 2002

Flying Lady Wedding Cars at Felixstowe Carnival in 2002 - Credit: Archant

Have you ever ridden on a carnival float, won a prize at a sideshow or marched in a parade?

Some of the costumes at Maldon Carnival in August 1987

Some of the costumes at Maldon Carnival in August 1987 - Credit: Archant

Today we are looking back at colourful carnivals around the area over the years.

Bury St Edmunds Carnival in June 1996

Bury St Edmunds Carnival in June 1996 - Credit: Archant

Our photos recall popular community events from the 1970s through to the early 2000s.

A float from Ipswich Carnival in August 1981?

Were you on this float at Ipswich Carnival in August 1981? - Credit: Archant

Sadly, many carnivals have had to be cancelled over the last year, along with so many other events, due to coronavirus.

Young firefighters on a float at Aldeburgh Carnival in August 1975

Young firefighters on a float at Aldeburgh Carnival in August 1975 - Credit: Archant

But hopes are high that people will soon be able to get back on the floats again to take part in more celebrations and processions around the area.

Kelvedon Carnival in August 1975

Kelvedon Carnival in August 1975 - Credit: Archant


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Do you recognise any familiar faces in these photos from carnivals including those in Aldeburgh, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and other towns?

Part of the parade at Lakenheath Carnival in June 1985

Part of the parade at Lakenheath Carnival in June 1985 - Credit: Archant

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

To order copies of photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Halesworth Scout Group at the town's carnival in June 1972

Halesworth Scout Group at the town's carnival in June 1972 - Credit: Archant


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