Thousands of revellers had fun in the sun as the annual Colchester Carnival took over the town centre.

Stalls, rides, entertainment, food and drink stalls were spread across Castle Park throughout Saturday, while a movie-themed procession travelled through the streets during the afternoon.

Organisers believe about 11,000 people watched the town centre procession, while 7,000 visited the park attractions.

Buy Monday's Gazette for an eight-page picture special featuring all the best action and events from the carnival