Diss historian hoping to “do something worthwhile” with unique charity concept

Dennis Cross, a well-known Diss historian and contributor to Memory Lane, has released a calendar to raise money for the Big C Cancer charity. It features old pictures of Diss, some dating back to 1900. ANL-150209-163036009

Dennis Cross, a well-known Diss historian and contributor to Memory Lane, has released a calendar to raise money for the Big C Cancer charity. It features old pictures of Diss, some dating back to 1900. ANL-150209-163036009

0
Have your say

A well-known Diss historian is hoping some of his old photographs will not only jog a few memories — but also help raise funds for charity.

Dennis Cross, a regular contributor to Diss Express feature ‘Memory Lane’, has picked out photographs of Diss, some dating back to 1900, which have been used to form a calendar.

Dennis Cross, a well-known Diss historian and contributor to Memory Lane, has released a calendar to raise money for the Big C Cancer charity. It features old pictures of Diss, some dating back to 1900. ANL-150209-163309009

Dennis Cross, a well-known Diss historian and contributor to Memory Lane, has released a calendar to raise money for the Big C Cancer charity. It features old pictures of Diss, some dating back to 1900. ANL-150209-163309009

Despite only recently going on sale, more than 100 have already been snapped up.

Priced at £8.75, any profit after costs will be donated to the Big C cancer charity.

Mr Cross, who also has had a number of history books published, told the Diss Express he wanted to do “something worthwhile.”

“When I was at work I was always coming across people who were suffering with cancer,” he said.

“Either in remission or those who had terminal cancer and I thought when I retire, I would like to do something to raise a bit of money.

“I couldn’t think what I could do. All of a sudden I thought of this idea.

“I’ve got all of these pictures and it would be nice for other people to enjoy them and do a little something for charity, and newcomers to the town like to see how things were.”

Calendars are available to purchase from Photo Elite on Market Hill, the Tourist Information Centre in Mere Street, while a limited number will be on sale at the Premier Patel Stores shop in Skelton Road.

Mr Cross can also post out calendars, at a cost of £1.26 call 01379 651897.

Mr Cross continued: “I just think there are so many people I know, school mates who have got cancer and are being treated, I know people younger than that who have got cancer problems. As you get older you see it more and more and I don’t like seeing people ill.”

n Got a story? We would like to hear from you. Email editorial@dissexpress.co.uk, call us on 01379 658015, or write to us at the address on page 9