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Celebrating five decades as Trimley gets ready to party

PUBLISHED: 14:50 10 July 2019

Cowlings Dance Academy in the Trimley Carnival parade Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Cowlings Dance Academy in the Trimley Carnival parade Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin will unite in celebration this weekend as the twin villages mark the 50th anniversary of Trimley Carnival.

Trimley Carnival procession will set off at 1pm on Saturday from Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary Picture: SWANTJE HOLLANDTrimley Carnival procession will set off at 1pm on Saturday from Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary Picture: SWANTJE HOLLAND

The family event has provided plenty of fun for all ages over the years - and raised thousands of pounds for local charities and good causes.

Organisers are expecting the day to do the same this year and are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather.

The carnival takes place on Saturday (July 13) with the procession floats, majorettes and fancy dress characters lining up in Faulkeners Way late morning.

The colourful cavalcade - which will have the theme "50 Years Through the Villages" - will set off at 1pm with Carnival Queen Lily Tardy travelling in style and leading the parade.

The Urban Allstars in the procession at Trimley Carnival Picture: SIMON PARKERThe Urban Allstars in the procession at Trimley Carnival Picture: SIMON PARKER

The theme celebrates the half century of the carnival and provides plenty of scope for those taking part to decorate their floats - with music, fashion, and major events expected to inspire.

The procession will unite the two villages, leaving the Faulkeners Way junction nearest to Walton and the making its way down High Road, past the Mariners Freehouse and the the communities' churches, to the Trimley Sports and Social Club, where it is expected to arrive around 2pm.

Large crowds are expected to line the route to see the spectacle and then follow the parade into the sports and social club, which will host the afternoon's enterainment, including displays, refreshments and charity stalls for all the family.

Gates open at 1pm - a £1 donation for adults requested on the gate.

The Mariners float at Trimley Carnival 
in 2016 Picture: LUCY TAYLORThe Mariners float at Trimley Carnival in 2016 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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