Despite living just 6 miles from Aldeburgh for 23 years we rarely went to see the procession - it's an event more for the second-homers and the holiday makers rather than local people. Although we sometimes went down there in the evening for the fireworks on the beach. If we did go we never parked on the official car-parks where they are now charging £10 to park!
Youngest and her OH both had a day off work so they could take Florence and I thought I'd go too. We parked a mile out of town and walked down to the sea front and after fighting through the crowds to buy an ice cream we found a space to wait for the procession.
The band were entertaining everyone before the procession started
Florence with her unicorn headband before the procession started!
Loads of people in fancy dress started the procession. Terrible photos as we were in the narrow road just after the beginning of the procession, not the best position for photos.
Think this was Mad Max?
This was "Some Like It Hot!"
Not as many floats as there used to be, although Florence enjoyed waving at everyone. I'll have to go to Stowmarket Carnival next year to see how big that is nowadays. Stowmarket was the carnival we went to every year when I was a teenager and it used to be huge.
The family stayed in Aldeburgh and got a ride home with friends but I headed home after the procession.