Slideshow: Newhaven Fish Festival

Thousands turned out to West Quay on Saturday for some fishy goings on in Newhaven.

The 10th Newhaven Fish Festival boasted its biggest ever children’s parade that started on Denton Island, went through the town to marching tunes provided by the Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band, and onto West Quay.

Newhaven Fish Festival

Newhaven Fish Festival

The parade had a nautical theme and children who took part had the chance to make their costumes and banners during a series of half term school holiday workshops run by Carol Havard, of Art Techniques.

Event organiser Sally Foote, from Newhaven Community Development Association, said: “This year’s children’s parade was spectacular with more children than ever taking part.

“They thoroughly enjoyed marching to the music provided by the band.

“The event attracted a huge amount of people and a good day was had by all.

“Special thanks to our funders Veolia Environmental Services and Newhaven Town Council for their continued support and to all those who volunteered on the day.”

Attractions at the event included: displays of locally caught fish, fish cookery demonstrations, Dieppe Market, sea shanty’s, Punch and Judy and Brillo the Clown.

Music was provided by the Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band, Haven Harmonies and Maestro Academy Players and ‘Up the Tempo’ entertained with a children’s dance display.