Pictures and video: Bognor Carnival 2017

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

Monday, 12th June 2017, 12:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:49 pm
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

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

“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.”

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

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.

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.

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

“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.

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

DM17627768a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165026008
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
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
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
DM17627799a.jpg Bognor Regis carnival 2017. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-171106-165201008