Winning floats at Heacham’s annual carnival parade and fete. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

Temperatures were scorching for the biggest event in a West Norfolk village’s community calendar.

The annual Heacham carnival parade and fete, organised by the parish council and village sports and social club, was held last Sunday in heatwave conditions.

The council-organised parade saw the parish float decorated  as part of celebrations to commemorate the end of the First World War and included a poppy dedicated to each of the fallen from Heacham. 

The float for the two poppy queens and attendant was sponsored by the parish council and village business Norfolk Lavender provided goodie bags. 

This year’s poppy queens were  Caitlin Maria Minns and Chloe Marie Moulton. Claire Wilson was the attendant. 

The City of Norwich Brass Band marched with the parade and performed later at the fete on the sports field.

The best overall float winner was themed PCB Pesticides and Plastics and Poisoning our Planet.

Heacham Radio was named the best family float and the best group winner was Heacham in Bloom. 

Best junior entry was Heacham Judo Club, as Aslan the lion from the Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe. 

Best adult entry went to John Wallis on his penny farthing. 

A spokesman for the parish council said the parade was a great success and included two fire appliances, lots of vehicles, walkers and cyclists. 

“Lots of people lined the streets giving encouragement to all,” the spokesman said.

A spokesman for the social club, organisers of the fete, said proceeds from the event were still being counted but felt the scorching temperatures had affected attendances, which were down slightly.

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