Quirky duck races and a unique egg boat race will be among events taking place to celebrate the 80th anniversary of a Suffolk town's carnival.

Further details have been announced for the '80's themed' Aldeburgh Carnival, which will be held from Saturday, August 17 until Monday, August 19.

Based on the theme of 'Anything 80,' organisers have promised a weekend of fun, which will include a display of giant illuminated kites on the Saturday evening, music on the beach, a Punch and Judy show and a 10k run.

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There will also be a silent auction, with prizes including cruises, opportunities to stay in Aldeburgh properties and meals.

Spectators will also be able to see the new Aldeburgh Lifeboat on carnival day, August 19, as part of a training exercise, followed by a ten minute formation flypast over the sea.

In the afternoon on the same day, there will be a Waiters' Race, the carnival procession, dancing in the street, a magic lantern procession and a firework display to close the carnival.

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A carnival spokesperson said the 80's theme gave plenty of scope for ideas for carnival participants, including events from 80 years ago, such as D-Day and films, music and fashion of the 80s, particularly shoulder pads and lots of neon.

She said: "With less than 80 days to go, plans are well advanced and include all the traditional favourites.

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"There will be a weekend of fun with giant kites (illuminated on Saturday evening), music on the beach, quirky duck races, the unique egg boat race, Punch and Judy, the 10k run and the silent auction for which we have already received many wonderful prizes - there are opportunities to bid for a cruise, stays in beautiful Aldeburgh properties, delicious meals, exciting things to do and lovely things to buy."

The organisers are also appealing for volunteers to help out with the event. 

More information can be found on the carnival's website.