TODAY we’re hopping back in our time machine and reliving Colchester’s popular carnival procession in the 1990s.

The event was and still is a prime example of community spirit, with crowds of people lining the pavements and getting in the spirit.

For those taking part, it was a chance to don wacky costumes, slap on face paint and have some fun while raising vital funds.

This is our third batch of pictures in what has proved a popular series.

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Have you taken part in the town’s carnival or been among the crowds? Or perhaps you’ve participated in other carnivals from across north Essex, like the Clacton event.

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