Photo Gallery: Diss Carnival parade draws the crowds

Diss Carnival Parade. Flowerpot man Bill with the Safe Hands Day Nursery float. Picture: Denise Brad

Diss Carnival Parade. Flowerpot man Bill with the Safe Hands Day Nursery float. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

Organisers hailed the sixth annual Diss carnival a success with attractions ranging from Morris dancers to a US Airforce dog display team drawing the crowds.

Diss Carnival Parade. Lion King, Daniel Coaker, 2, with the Safe Hands Day Nursery float. Picture: D

Diss Carnival Parade. Lion King, Daniel Coaker, 2, with the Safe Hands Day Nursery float. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

Celebrations got under way with live music in Diss Park on Saturday night and the carnival started on Sunday morning with Morris dancers performing in the town centre.

Diss Carnival Parade. Safe Hands Nursery nurse Catherine McCormack with Elizabeth Ferrier, 3, left;

Diss Carnival Parade. Safe Hands Nursery nurse Catherine McCormack with Elizabeth Ferrier, 3, left; and Elsie Farrell, 4. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

The parade, which had a historical theme, began at 1pm in Roydon Road and travelled around the town before arriving at the football ground.

Floats included the six wives of Henry VIII, the little ships of Dunkirk and the history of children's television.

Organiser Doreen Collins said: 'It has been absolutely fantastic and I feel it has been a lot busier this year.


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'We've had a few new things and I think it has hopefully attracted a few more people to come. Everybody really enjoyed it.'

The parade, which was led by a Roman racing chariot, included carnival queen Alice Cater, a pipe band and walkers in fancy dress.

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It finished at Diss Town FC's ground where there was an array of stalls and entertainment.

The USAF's dog display team based at RAF Mildenhall and a craft marquee joined the programme of events this year.

There was also a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, and a display of birds of prey and reptiles called Zootastic.

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