Video: Lord Mayor’s procession finishes but still plenty of fun ahead of fireworks from Norwich Castle

PUBLISHED: 18:50 07 July 2012 | UPDATED: 19:59 07 July 2012

Lord Mayor's Procession 2012.

Lord Mayor's Procession 2012.


This year’s Lord Mayor’s procession has come to a close but the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations events in Norwich are not over yet.

Thousands of people lined the streets as the weather stayed warm and the rain stayed away, making for the usual fun atmosphere as over 50 floats wound through the city’s streets.

The parade began from Newmarket Road at 5pm and continued all the way to St Martins Palace Plain, just beyond Norwich Cathedral, via St Stephens Street, Red Lion Street, Castle Meadow and Tombland.

The traditional aspects of the 230-year-old event continued and, as always, was led by the sounds of the City of Norwich Pipe Band, closely followed by the city crier and Norwich whifflers – officers who traditionally went before processions to clear the streets.

The procession came to an end at 6.30pm but is followed by the Street Mayhem weird and wonderful entertainment around the city and then the day is brought to a close with a spectacular fireworks show from the top of Norwich Castle at 10.30pm.

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  • I would love an answer to this simple question. How much does Norwich City Council spend on this event every year. Not just invoices paid but all staff time spent planning this. Theres a whole events team behind this, what on earth does this cost? I suspect if the truth is known it costs far more than is ever raised for charities. Mind you I suppose it keeps the events team in a job even though there is no statutory requirement for this. Councils should stick to repairing the roads, emptying the bins and lighting the streets, that's what our council tax is for.

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    Carol Barnes

    Monday, July 9, 2012

  • No egomaniacs invading from their wedding this year then?

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    Mr Majika

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

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