COUNTY NEWS: Pensioners take on Fifty Shades of Grey

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Fifty Shades of Grey Asington Festival SUS-150819-114405001

A group of elderly villagers stole the show at a West Sussex carnival on Saturday (August 15) with their raunchy Fifty Shades of Grey float.

Donning masquerade masks and devil horns, the Ashington Minibus Group joined the Ashington Festival parade, which runs through the centre of the village.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Asington Festival 5 SUS-150819-142922001

To honour this year’s theme of ‘favourite book’ many floats and walkers dressed up as Hungry Caterpillars, the pirates of Treasure Island and Mr Men, to name a few, but a group of elderly residents, including a 90-year-old, took it to the next level by decorating their minibus with handcuffs, rope and a bodice.

They may have raised a few eyebrows, but the float based on the E.L. James bestseller impressed the judges who awarded the group first place and the £100 prize money.

Fifty Shades of Grey float pictures were provided by Chris Clarke.

To see more pictures from the festival, click here

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Fifty Shades of Grey Asington Festival 4 SUS-150819-142912001

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