Duck race, air training corps parade, urban art and Bishop’s garden provide highlights of last day of Lord Mayor’s Celebration

The Duck Race on the Wensum, part of the Lord Mayors Celebrations. Photo : Steve Adams

The Duck Race on the Wensum, part of the Lord Mayors Celebrations. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

An estimated 200 people watched as the Great Norwich Duck Race provided one of the highlights of the final day of the Lord Mayor's Celebration.

The plastic birds were tipped into the River Wensum at Riverside's Lady Julian's Bridge this afternoon for a tradition that has been part of the festive weekend since 2010, and some observers thought the 2016 contest may have been won in a record time.

The race was organised by the 1st Norwich Sea Scout Group.

Other highlights of the day included the Air Training Corps 75th Anniversary Parade (Norfolk and Suffolk), which took place at Norwich Cathedral in perfect sunshine, in contrast to the weather that greeted some events the day before.

The Bishop of Norwich also threw open his gardens, allowing members of the public to enjoy one of Norwich's hidden secrets, occupying four acres in the city centre.


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The urban art fair brought paintings to the streets outside City Hall, while the weekend was due to close with Dream Yards Walking Tours through the back streets as dusk fell.

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