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, 13:36
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Yesterday, 10:00
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Wed, 18:23
District councillor for Thaxted, Martin Foley, said

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Wed, 10:33
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