Do these old carnival photos from Beccles, Bungay and Lowestoft bring back memories for you?

A monster 21st birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of Boulton and Paul's joinery factory at L

A monster 21st birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of Boulton and Paul's joinery factory at Lowestoft was a feature of the firm's entry in the Lowestoft carnival procession. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

As carnivals and festivals are staged across the country, we had a look back through the Archant archives to find photos of local summer events from days gone by.

Some of the girls on the Norwich Brewery's winning float celebrate at Beccles Carnival, dated August

Some of the girls on the Norwich Brewery's winning float celebrate at Beccles Carnival, dated August 1, 1981. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

This selection shows the popular Beccles Carnival, which still runs each year, along with floats from the former Lowestoft Carnival parade and Bungay hog fair.

Do these bring back memories for you? We would love to hear your thoughts, and see photos from your old photo albums too.

You can upload them to our Lowestoft and Beccles Remembers Facebook group, which was launched a few months ago, pop in and see us at our office in Lowestoft or email amy.smith@archant.co.uk.

The Facebook group is in association with the Lowestoft Journal and the Beccles and Bungay Journal, and is a place where everyone can share memories of days gone by.

Beccles young farmers were pirates for the day on the "Pink Pig", dated August 7, 1989. Photo: Archa

Beccles young farmers were pirates for the day on the "Pink Pig", dated August 7, 1989. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library


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Decorated floats at Bungay regatta, dated August 9, 1982. Photo: Archant Library.

Decorated floats at Bungay regatta, dated August 9, 1982. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

Bungay hog fair carnival procession making its way past the historic Buttercross, dated September 3,

Bungay hog fair carnival procession making its way past the historic Buttercross, dated September 3, 1983. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

The Royal British Legion float winds its way through the Market Place during Bungay's Hog Fair carni

The Royal British Legion float winds its way through the Market Place during Bungay's Hog Fair carnival parade, dated September, 7, 1985. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

Bungay fire service women show their cavewoman ferocity from their float in the Bungay hog fair proc

Bungay fire service women show their cavewoman ferocity from their float in the Bungay hog fair procession, dated September 1, 1984. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

At the official opening of the Bungay Town Victorian Street Fair, dated December 9, 1988. Photo: Arc

At the official opening of the Bungay Town Victorian Street Fair, dated December 9, 1988. Photo: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Library

Beccles Hospital Fete, dated June 25, 1977. Picture: Archant Library.

Beccles Hospital Fete, dated June 25, 1977. Picture: Archant Library.

Lowestoft Carnival float, date unknown. Picture: Archant Library.

Lowestoft Carnival float, date unknown. Picture: Archant Library.

People on a float at Lowestoft Carnival entered by the Oulton Townswomen's Guild
, pictured August

People on a float at Lowestoft Carnival entered by the Oulton Townswomen's Guild , pictured August 9, 1992. Picture: Archant Library.

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