Crowds turned out to see hundreds of people parade through Hurstpierpoint at the annual carnival.

Organisers of the St Lawrence Fair breathed a collective sigh of relief as the rains stopped minutes before the procession.

The village fair, which had rides, stalls and a bouncy castle, was also well attended.

Steve Parish, chairman of the St Lawrence fair committee, said: "It rained just before the procession started and that is probably why there was a slightly smaller crowd than last year, but there were probably about 2,000 people at the fair, which was very pleasing.

"We are hopeful we have raised a good amount of money for Knowles Tooth, a children's charity in Hurstpierpoint."