It’s carnival time as the town celebrates

The sun shone as hundreds of colourful characters took to the streets tonight (Thursday) for Ilfracombe Carnival.

A mix of inventive themes mingled together as the carnival made its way from the swimming pool car park to the High Street and then the seafront.

The parade, organised by Events4Ilfracombe in conjunction with Ilfracombe Lions Club is raising money this year for the town's Christmas Lights Appeal.

* Check back for our full carnival round up.