The crowds were out on one of the hottest day of the year so far to view the sights and sounds of the annual Cromer Carnival on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009. Procession photographs by Peter Stibbons.
The new carnival queen for 2009 Jade Balfour was paraded during the annual procession, where thousands of people lined the streets to witness this year's beauty.
There were many floats in the procession as they lined up at Carnival Field on Runton Road, including local representatives from the Norfolk Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Youngsters from St Martin's Church in Cromer took on the theme of super-heroes for their display and they provided an eye-catching sight for the crowds.
This float, incorporating sea travel and flight in one, stood bold in the carnival procession led by a small prince and princess.
Character's from the film Finding Nemo were preparing to swim their way through the crowds and entertain the children along the way.
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang float, with a miniature model of Cromer attached, included the characters Grandpa Bungie Potts, Jeremy, Jemima and the scary Child Catcher making an appearance.
Some carnival folk made the most of the good weather and donned their best swimsuits to parade around the town, whilst hoping to raise some money along the way.
The wonders of the sky - the Red Arrows - roared around Cromer bay earlier in the day to loud cheers from the thousands of people watching on the seafront. Photographs by David Keller.
The colourful planes swooped and dived over the sea and purposely soared over the heads of the eager crowd as they sought cover.
Forming a regular part of the Cromer Carnival, the Arrows performed for half-an-hour in a blitz of colour, to mass appreciation from the thousands of people in the town.
Events in the Carnival Arena included the arrival of Miss Cromer 2009 and a parade of past Carnival Queens, including those from 2006 - 2008.
There were many amusements to keep the crowds entertained during the day, including helter skelters, fun houses and giant inflatable slides.
Thousands of people packed the Carnival Field during the day to watch the arena displays and munch on cool snacks such as ice cream.
Performers in the arena included the Kangaroos Display Team, the West Lancs Dog Display Team and regarded as the best stunt men on motorcyles, the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team, or the White Helmets.
After riding the carousel and other amusements, revellers watched the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight of Spitfires before the arena events finished at 4.20pm.