How we’ve reported previous Lord Mayor’s Celebration weekends

Coverage of the Lord Mayor's Celebration in previous years.

Coverage of the Lord Mayor's Celebration in previous years. - Credit: Archant

In 1990 the new small 5p pieces were an extra headache for the volunteers because the machines had not been adapted to count them - they had to be done by hand.

In 1994 four Jaguar jets from RAF Coltishall soared overhead to mark the start of the parade in celebration of Norwich's 800th birthday.

1996 marked the first gathering of people living at other places called Norwich and Norfolk from around the world. About 200 special guests from the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, as well as about 40 of the crew of HMS Norfolk, were in Norwich for the Lord Mayor's Weekend Celebrations.

After the disappointment of 1999's cancelled display and the fiasco of the millennium night laser flop, the spectacular display which lit up City Hall and Castle Green in 2000 brought gasps and cheers from revellers and sighs of relief from organisers. Norwich City Council was so determined that nothing should spoil this display that they brought in special all-weather city centre pyrotechnics from America.


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• Look out for our 28-page preview of the celebrations in Saturday's Evening News and a 12-page souvenir supplement in Monday's Evening News brought to you in association with Potters Resort

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• Tweet us your photos and videos from the weekend using the hashtag #LMC16

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