Search

Wells Carnival week gets off to a splashing start!

PUBLISHED: 11:46 30 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:19 30 July 2017

Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL.

Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL.

Archant

In Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows Ratty enthuses over his love of the water, with the famous line, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

A scene from the Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY CAMPBELL. A scene from the Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY CAMPBELL.

It’s a belief shared by those who took part in the Wells Carnival raft race on Saturday.

It was one of the highlights of the carnival’s opening weekend, which has also featured an Elvis night, a Bruno Mars tribute act and a fete.

Wells hosts one of the most popular traditional town carnivals in East Anglia.

It has been running for more than 100 years. There will be activities throughout the town over the next few days in the lead up to the main highlight, carnival day, on Saturday.

Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL

Wells Carnival Committee chairman Patrick Weston said: “We’ve had a fantastic start and we’re hoping that will continue throughout the week up to carnival day.”

Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL

Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL Scenes from the 2017 Wells Carnival raft race. Picture: CY FOR WELLS CARNIVAL

Other news

Yesterday, 18:16

Hundreds of East Anglia’s children have booted up and headed to Norfolk for one of the county’s largest youth football tournaments.

Yesterday, 17:58

Norfolk residents may spot some familiar sites in the newly released trailer for the BBC’s latest thriller.

Yesterday, 17:55

Norfolk is gearing up to welcome the King of Pop, Lionel Richie, to Holkham Hall this weekend.

Yesterday, 12:30

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Most Read

Yesterday, 18:16

Hundreds of East Anglia’s children have booted up and headed to Norfolk for one of the county’s largest youth football tournaments.

Read more
Fakenham Town Football Club
Thu, 15:42

A dog walker has spoken about finding a “tiny”, newly-born common seal pup on a Norfolk beach.

Read more
National Trust
Yesterday, 17:55

Norfolk is gearing up to welcome the King of Pop, Lionel Richie, to Holkham Hall this weekend.

Read more
United Kingdom
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The governing body overseeing a multi-million pound arts centre in Wells has appointed a new chair at a crucial time for the project.

Read more
Heritage Lottery Fund
Fri, 15:51

A pretty flint and brick cottage in Stiffkey, once lived in by Henry Williamson who wrote the novel Tarka the Otter, is for sale along with outbuildings, believed to be the famous author’s writing studio.

Read more
London

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 13°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy