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SEASIDE STREETS COME ALIVE FOR VENTNOR CARNIVAL

ventnormaincarnival2014_034400PICTURE GALLERY: The streets of Ventnor were packed yesterday evening (Wednesday) for Ventnor’s Main Carnival, which displayed a myriad of colourful floats and a medley of fantastic music performed by a variety of Island bands.

Her Majesty’s Coastguard Rescue Team from Ventnor lead the procession through the town center, which attracted a bumper entry of carnival floats – some of which had not been seen at other Island carnivals.

ventnormaincarnival2014_038Ventnor’s very own comic jazz band also joined in the celebrations alongside the Vectis Corps of Drums and Wight Diamonds Marching Band. RAW Samba added another musical element.

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The annual event, which has been hailed a success, set off from Albert Street at 19:00 providing 40 minutes of enjoyment for spectators with a notable number of individual carnival entries, something that has been lacking at other events.

The carnival returns to Ventnor on Saturday for the illuminated procession moving off at 21:00.

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