Pictures and video: Bognor Carnival 2017

Proud and delighted were two of the words the carnival’s president used to describe Saturday’s event.

Eric Jack said: “It is nice to give Bognor something that makes you smile.

DM17627700a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. The R T Family. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164653008

DM17627700a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. The R T Family. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164653008

“We had a lovely turn out and the weather was great – as it always is, I book it especially you see.

“We had fantastic participants with the floats, walkers, the Ringwood pipe band... it went really, really well.”

Headlined by the parade, which headed along the Esplanade, the ‘Around the World’ themed carnival then headed to West Park for a range of activites including ‘Hawking About’ birds of prey, the Sussex Army Cadet kit car, Wondergirls dance troop and a dog show.

It was the third outing for the annual event which Mr Jack said is credit to a ‘hardworking’ committee and dedicated chairman.

DM17627787a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165048008

DM17627787a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165048008

Next year’s date has already seen set as June 9 but plans are still underwraps.

When asked what the theme might be decided, Mr Jack said: “When we have argued.

“I have a note pad with at least 40 theme ideas, we try to make it so people can interpret it in their own way.”

A quality Mr Jack said this year’s concept certainly achieved.

DM17627768a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165026008

DM17627768a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165026008

To see a video visit www.bognor.co.uk

DM17627660a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. South Bersted CE School. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164455008

DM17627660a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. South Bersted CE School. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164455008

DM17627726a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. The Regis Centre. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164802008

DM17627726a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. The Regis Centre. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164802008

DM17627674a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Girl Guides. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164543008

DM17627674a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Girl Guides. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164543008

DM17627679a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. West Sussex Age Concern. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164606008

DM17627679a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. West Sussex Age Concern. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164606008

DM17627732a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164824008

DM17627732a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164824008

DM17627718a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Oskars Kreicburg and Aimee Anderson both aged 7. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164739008

DM17627718a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Oskars Kreicburg and Aimee Anderson both aged 7. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-164739008

DM17627799a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165201008

DM17627799a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165201008