Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show

PUBLISHED: 17:10 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:10 30 May 2017

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

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Soham Carnival lived up to its promise of being the biggest ever thanks to a crowd of hundreds and a Sunday full of sunshine.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

For the first time a fun dog show featured at the carnival, which was judged by celebrity dog trainer and behaviourist Sian Ryan.

Mo with his handler Ted, who won a class in the Soham Carnival dog show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Mo with his handler Ted, who won a class in the Soham Carnival dog show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Meanwhile in the carnival’s main area the traditional heavy horse show took place, followed by the judging of the parade floats.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Throughout the day there were performances from Dangerous Steve, the ACF marching band and the classic car parade as well as BMX and scooter competitions at the skate park.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Other attractions included a fun fair, live music, food and drink tents, inflatables and stalls.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

The Soham Staploe Rotary Club wrote on their Facebook page: “Well done to everyone who took part in the event and special congratulations to the Shade School for their prize winning float.”

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Soham Carnival (Soham Benevolent Association), who organise the annual event, wrote on social media: “A huge thank you to everyone who came to the carnival. Thank goodness the rain held off.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“Remember if you or the organisation you are involved in want to apply for some funds from the money raised today you need to get your application in to us by June 30.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“The main charities this year are the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the swimming pool at St Andrew’s which is used by all primary age children in the town.

Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Hundreds flock to Soham for annual carnival and heavy horse show. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“Thanks again for coming and making the day successful. If you would like to join the committee please let us know as there are only seven people currently and we could always do with a hand.”

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