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Bunny girls, bikers and dozens of dancers throng Jamestown

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Carnival bikers made a loud entry into Jamestown. Click the pic to see a gallery of photographs by Debbie Wahle

Only hours after dressing up for an early Hallowe’en party at High Knoll Fort, people were donning colourful fancy dress for St Helena’s annual carnival.

What looked like hundreds of clowns, human insects, bunny girls and dancers of various kinds paraded from the hospital to the bottom of Jamestown.

Strangely, nearly all of them were female – although some of the dancing girls clearly were not.

Click to see a gallery of pictures

Elvis was in amongst it all and there was at least one male pirate, and a group of drummers took up the rear.

They were led off by a truck topped with model of an aeroplane, and emblazoned with banners for cancer relief work. It only just made it under the colourful carnival arch that herald the entry into the square.

The New Horizons team missed nearly all of it. After not much sleep, they were hard at work cleaning up High Knoll Fort after the Hallowe’en fun of the night before, and only made it into town at 6pm.

Debbie Wahle’s carnival pictures

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