Picture galleries: Thousands turn out to watch the amazing Saffron Walden Carnival procession

15:38 05 July 2014

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

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Today was the Saffron Walden Carnival’s main day... and what a day it was.

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

Thousands turned out to line the streets, as over 80 floats took part in three-mile procession around the town.

Local charities, clubs, organisations and local businesses got involved in what is one of the largest non-funded processions in the UK.

Here we have a selection of photos taken by us on the day – to see more pick up a copy of the Saffron Walden Reporter this Thursday.

• For more carnival details, including events, visit 8dayweekend.co.uk.

Yesterday, 18:21
Headteacher John Harley is retiring from Saffron Walden County High School this December, after almost thirteen years.

A headteacher who transformed his secondary school into one of the highest-achieving comprehensives in the country is to step down after 12 years in the role.

Yesterday, 17:50
Essex Fire Service was called to the scene and rescued the suspected burglar off the roof of an Indian restuarant in Stansted.

This afternoon (Wednesday), firefighters tackled a blaze at a kitchen fire in Elsenham.

Yesterday, 17:16
Pupils at RA Butler get busy decorating last Christmas.

Hundreds of primary school places will be made available to meet growing demand in Saffron Walden – but headteachers insist classroom sizes will not increase.

Tue, 12:49
From left, Olivia Prior and Jack Cameron of Cardinal Security and Joe Higham, chair of Friends of Great Chesterford Primary School, with pupils from the school and supporters of the project.

The culmination of two years’ fundraising saw hundreds of children streaming out into the sunshine last Friday for the opening of the school’s new outdoor classroom.

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