Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Summer carnival hits Peel's streets in Isle of Man

Fire-eaters, unicyclists and stilt walkers are taking over the streets in a town in the Isle of Man.

Peel Carnival is under way, with large crowds expected to come and watch the street entertainment.

A sand sculpture of Peel Castle and the Grand Parade are just some of the attractions at the annual event.

Chairman of the carnival committee Ian Baker said: "There are many different nationalities walking along the promenade, it attracts so many people."

The carnival has become more and more popular in recent years. Back in 2006 it was under threat due to a shortage of volunteers.

Mr Baker added: "People still reminisce about last year's carnival, I am sure this one is going to be even bigger and better."

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