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New carriage for Miss Beccles

PUBLISHED: 18:07 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 07:35 01 August 2010

BECCLES Carnival Queen and her princesses did go to the ball - or at least the Lowestoft Carnival - after all on Sunday.

Jenny Williams rode in a beautiful burgundy carriage, drawn by two black horses, generously provided by Supreme Carriages of Diss.

BECCLES Carnival Queen and her princesses did go to the ball - or at least the Lowestoft Carnival - after all on Sunday.

Jenny Williams rode in a beautiful burgundy carriage, drawn by two black horses, generously provided by Supreme Carriages of Diss.

And after the carnival committee's frustration at seeing Miss Beccles' orginal transport - in which she rode in the Beccles Carnival - destroyed by vandals, it really did seem a Cinderella-type case of a pumpkin turned into a wonderful carriage for her to take part in the glittering, colourful and fun event on Sunday which marked the 40th anniversary of the Lowestoft Carnival parade.

The committee was grateful to all the offers of help which flooded in following the destruction of the original attractive tableau provided, and Jenny herself said: “It was lovely being in a horse and carriage and it made me feel very special. It would have been better to have been on our own float, but this was wonderful.”

The two Princesses followed behind in a BMW open top car provided by the Beccles Carnival sponsors Reto Recruitments, and also enjoyed the day in the parade through the streets of Lowestoft.

And to make it a great day all round, the Beccles entry in the parade came away with a trophy.

Jenny added: “I was shocked at the amount of people which lined to street and the positive comments we were receiving whist going around the parade about our entry.”

The week-long Lowestoft carnival programme also brought success for Bungay. Pictured here are David Shepherd, Richard Tuthill and Phillip Sarginson, with Lowestoft Journal Carnival Queen Charlotte Barker and attendants Charlotte Soanes and Emily Lawrence, and Lowestoft Railway Bowls Club President Tony Matthews. Charlotte presented the Bungay Bowls Club team

With the trophy and prizes they won in the annual Lowestoft Railway Club Carnival Bowls competition on Sunday.

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