Last ever floats impress the crowds at carnival

112767-6560 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011''A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival 'There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-6560)

112767-6560 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011''A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival 'There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-6560)

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A DAZZLING array of brightly-coloured floats marked the last ever procession at Hayling Carnival.

Hundreds of people lined the seafront to watch the floats go by for the last time in more than 60 years.

112767-796 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011  A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival  There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island    Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-796)

112767-796 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011 A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-796)

A powder blue Cadillac, little girls dressed in neon, dancing with umbrellas, astronauts doing wheel spins on mobility scooters and a brass band dressed as scarecrows made sure the procession will be remembered for a long time to come.

It was part of the high-spirited carnival on Carnival Field which saw lots of traditional events, including wrestling, a dog show, a baby show and barbershop singing.

Joan Roft, from Bushey, in Hertfordshire, said ‘My family and I come down to Hayling regularly in the caravan.

‘We heard the carnival was on this weekend and we couldn’t miss it. It’s been fabulous, brilliant fun for all the family. We’ve absolutely loved it.

112767-6550 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011''A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival 'There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-6550)

112767-6550 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011''A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival 'There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-6550)

‘The wrestling was great and the children really got into it. It’s real traditional seaside fun.’

The Hayling’s Lions Club have decided to stop the procession because of the dwindling number of floats entering, and will instead concentrate on events on Carnival Field.

112767-6553 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011''A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival 'There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-6553)

112767-6553 HAYLING CARNIVAL (EB) MRW 6/8/2011''A really great time was had by all at The Annual Hayling Carnival 'There was fun and games and entertainment at Beachlands whilst a procession made its way from Mengham Park along the seafront at Hayling Island '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112767-6553)

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