*New Pictures Added* Gallery & Slideshow: Great Dunmow Carnival 2009

THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to Great Dunmow on Saturday for what was arguably one of the town s greatest carnival experiences. A record 75 floats took part in the procession, parading through the town to the Recreation Ground where visitors then browsed

THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to Great Dunmow on Saturday for what was arguably one of the town's greatest carnival experiences.

A record 75 floats took part in the procession, parading through the town to the Recreation Ground where visitors then browsed the many stalls, took refreshment at the beer tent, watched a wide range of arena events and enjoyed the amusement fair.

In the evening an open-air concert - including tributes to The Beatles and Tom Jones - delighted onlookers. The festivities were concluded with a fantastic firework finale.