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Diss Carnival: Did you make it into our mammoth picture gallery?





The Wild West came to town at the weekend as Diss Carnival welcomed thousands of people to its streets – are you in our picture gallery?

People came out to watch Dinsdale the Duck lead around 30 floats through the town, before reaching Diss Park, where there was hours of fun to be had.

Cowboy stunt shows, Texas two-step dance lessons, a carnival rodeo bull and gold panning were among a host of activities at Sunday’s showpiece.

Dinsdale the Duck. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Dinsdale the Duck. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Rob Hamilton and Nicky Driscoll of Diddy Long Legs. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Rob Hamilton and Nicky Driscoll of Diddy Long Legs. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The streets were packed to welcome the procession through Diss. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The streets were packed to welcome the procession through Diss. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss Carnival Procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss Carnival Procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some enjoying the Diss Carnival and Family Fun Day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some enjoying the Diss Carnival and Family Fun Day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
2nd Diss (S.A.) Scouts. Picture: Mark Bullimore
2nd Diss (S.A.) Scouts. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Breagha and Cosmo Hardy of the Foolhardy Circus. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Breagha and Cosmo Hardy of the Foolhardy Circus. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Merryfields Play School. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Merryfields Play School. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Galactic Troopers walking in the carnival procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Galactic Troopers walking in the carnival procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some even brought their own horses. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some even brought their own horses. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Diss Carnival procession went from the high School all the way to Diss Park. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
The Diss Carnival procession went from the high School all the way to Diss Park. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
Diss Red Hat Society. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss Red Hat Society. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The town turned out for the biggest day in the Diss event calendar. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The town turned out for the biggest day in the Diss event calendar. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some took on the Wild West theme of Diss Carnival. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some took on the Wild West theme of Diss Carnival. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some pulled out all the stops to keep with the Wild West theme of the day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some pulled out all the stops to keep with the Wild West theme of the day. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Carnival committee member Kimberley Jaynes said: “We are delighted that this year’s carnival was an incredible success.

“The turnout exceeded our expectations, with an impressive number of people coming together to celebrate and enjoy the day.

“The vibrant atmosphere, fantastic performances and free activities made it an unforgettable event for all.”

People of all ages got into the Wild West spirit of the day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
People of all ages got into the Wild West spirit of the day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Winners of the Most Flamboyant Entry Niamh Rackham, Lee Rackham, Simon Gillings (sponsor), Adalynn Rackham and Danielle Rackham. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
Winners of the Most Flamboyant Entry Niamh Rackham, Lee Rackham, Simon Gillings (sponsor), Adalynn Rackham and Danielle Rackham. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
Some travelled from far, far away to be a part of the Diss Carnival. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some travelled from far, far away to be a part of the Diss Carnival. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some enjoying the Diss Carnival Procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some enjoying the Diss Carnival Procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Garden Project Team. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Garden Project Team. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Winners of the best window display, Sarah Bigley and Adam Tyler of Oxfam. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Winners of the best window display, Sarah Bigley and Adam Tyler of Oxfam. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Winners of the best walking group, Tried All Fitness. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Winners of the best walking group, Tried All Fitness. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Galactic Troopers. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Galactic Troopers. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership and members of Diss Museum. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership and members of Diss Museum. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some of the Diss Carnival procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Some of the Diss Carnival procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Matt Scade of the Waveney Foodbank. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Matt Scade of the Waveney Foodbank. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Heather Mcpherson-Babb with her pink tractor. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Heather Mcpherson-Babb with her pink tractor. Picture: Mark Bullimore
High speed boating on the Mere. Picture: Mark Bullimore
High speed boating on the Mere. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore

The fun day, which included dog shows, a fun fair, circus performers and arts and crafts were followed by an evening of live music.

Mrs Jaynes said: “We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended and supported us.

“Their enthusiasm and support are what makes this community event so special.

“We also want to thank the parade entrants, volunteers, performers, stallholders, window dressing entrants and our sponsors for their fantastic support.”

Music and dancing were big parts of the celebratory day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Music and dancing were big parts of the celebratory day. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Merryfields Play School. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Merryfields Play School. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Niamh, Danielle and Adalynn Rackham panning for gold. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Niamh, Danielle and Adalynn Rackham panning for gold. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Jeff Gallant singing on the main stage. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Jeff Gallant singing on the main stage. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Voice Squad. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Voice Squad. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Here's looking at you, cowboy. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Here's looking at you, cowboy. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Tribe All Fitness. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Tribe All Fitness. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss Guiding float in the procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss Guiding float in the procession. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Voice Squad performing in the pavilion. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The Voice Squad performing in the pavilion. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Country dancing by the pavilion. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Country dancing by the pavilion. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Tribe All Fitness performing in the main ring. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Tribe All Fitness performing in the main ring. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Burlesque dancing in the Pavilion. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Burlesque dancing in the Pavilion. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The dog show in the main arena. Picture: Mark Bullimore

The carnival committee will start planning for next year’s carnival in September. Anyone interested in getting involved should email carnival@diss.gov.uk or phone 01379 643848.



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