WAREHAM Carnival Week came to a colourful close on Sunday afternoon with a grand procession of floats through the town centre.

Crowds lined the route as the procession made its way from Sandford Lane to the quayside which provided the setting for live music, duck, shark and dog races as well as an array of stalls.

This year’s seven-day carnival was based on the Victoriana theme, celebrating the age of style and invention. It was launched with a film night at the Rex Cinema and other attractions included a ghost walk around the town’s haunted hotspots, a safari supper at local pubs and eateries, a cycle trail through Wareham Forest and The Golden Bridge Awards.

On Saturday night the Parish Hall on the quay hosted an old tyme music hall show with diverse acts and cocktails.

Graphic artist Alan Still, who is on the organising committee, said: “Everyone was out and about and we were pleased with the response. The fine weather throughout the week was a real plus and put everyone in a carnival mood. There were 15 floats and lots going on at the quay with a good entry at the dog race.”

Money raised by the event will go towards the Not Just Sundays community cafe project at the former Trinity Church. Alan added: “We normally donate to three or four good causes but this year we thought the drop-in centre should receive our support because there is nowhere else in town for young people to go.”

See all our pictures from Wareham Carnival procession in a gallery here