Above: Fancy dress fun with Hunstanton Mayor James Johnson. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet.

This year’s Hunstanton Carnival has been hailed as the most successful yet, with thousands of visitors joining the fun.

The theme for the event was Best of British and it was officially opened by town mayor James Johnson.

As a symbol for Britain, a 1965 red London double-decker bus was a highlight during the parade.

“It was really nice to see,” said town councillor Steve Ellis, chairman of the organising committee.

“And the Cambridge Caledonian Pipe Band were amazing, absolutely smashing,” he added.

Mr Ellis said around 5,000 people attended on Sunday – the biggest ever crowd.

He added: “It was a real carnival atmosphere, there were many people enjoying the stalls and both sides of The Green were filled.”

In the past three years, the carnival has added attractions along the way such as the aerobatic and classic car displays.

“It is a self-funding event so it’s difficult, but we try to add something each year,” said Mr Ellis, who confirmed the carnival would be back next year.