In pictures: Bognor Carnival sees the return of the Summer of Love

It was the return of the Summer of Love in Bognor Regis as the annual carnival got under way yesterday (Saturday, May 25).

This year’s flower-power themed carnival saw crowds of people turn out to watch the spectacle.

people dressed up in colourful, flower-themed costumes and took part in a procession, which wound its way through the town.

The parade set off from the esplanade at 1.15pm, before travelling through the town and the seafront and stopping at West Park, in Aldwick, which was abuzz with live music, stalls, food outlets and games until 8pm.

Speaking to the Bognor Regis Observer, organiser Sarah Boote-Cook said the success of this year’s event – which featured the biggest parade ever – made all her hard work worthwhile.

"It was amazing. I think it was the biggest parade we’ve had in years, the biggest field we’ve had in years, a massive turnout of people and the sun shone on us, which was just spectacular,” she said.

"It was literally buzzing. I didn’t hear one single criticism from people, everyone was delighted with the day – we’ve had brilliant feedback and we just can’t wait to do it again next year.”

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