When the Vikings came to town

The viking float

The viking float

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CARNIVAL fever continues to sweep across Eastbourne and these lovely photographs have been sent in of two floats taking part in processions.

It is thought they had been put together by the Fishermen’s and Boatmen’s Club, as it was known back then.

A battleship is the subject of this amazing float

A battleship is the subject of this amazing float

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