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Diss Carnival picture gallery: The glitz and glamour of Hollywood comes to town





Hundreds lined the streets of Diss at the weekend as it was carnival time in the town.

The event, organised by Diss Town Council’s carnival committee, saw Hollywood come to town with stars of the big screen all over the place in the form of cutouts by the Mere or people dressed as the likes of Marvel superheroes, characters from The Wizard of Oz, Transformers, and stormtroopers who paraded through the town.

On Diss Park, there was a fun day, with stalls and entertainment including a Punch and Judy show and displays in the show ring – here are some of our pictures from the day:

Jean Hinton and Dinah Bartram with Charlie Chaplin. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Jean Hinton and Dinah Bartram with Charlie Chaplin. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Vehicles of all shapes and sizes were involved in the parade. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Vehicles of all shapes and sizes were involved in the parade. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Sam the Magician. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Sam the Magician. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Diss Red Hatters. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Diss Red Hatters. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Basil Abbott of Diss Museum as Captain Louis Renault from Casablanca. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Basil Abbott of Diss Museum as Captain Louis Renault from Casablanca. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Disney Characters Tinkerbell and Princess Jasmine. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Disney Characters Tinkerbell and Princess Jasmine. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Keith Tatum from Eye as Frank Spencer. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Keith Tatum from Eye as Frank Spencer. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Bumblebee meets his fans, Pictures: Gary Donnison
Bumblebee meets his fans, Pictures: Gary Donnison
Carl’s Bubble Mania. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Carl’s Bubble Mania. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Stilt walkers – Gandolf and Lara Croft. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Stilt walkers – Gandolf and Lara Croft. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Carl's Bubble Mania. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Carl's Bubble Mania. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Merryfields Playschool. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Merryfields Playschool. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Tribe All Fitness. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Tribe All Fitness. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The Diss Carnival will enjoyed by all ages. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The Diss Carnival will enjoyed by all ages. Pictures: Gary Donnison
A Saving Private Ryan jeep on parade. Pictures: Gary Donnison
A Saving Private Ryan jeep on parade. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Dinsdale the Duck. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Dinsdale the Duck. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The Diss Carnival planning team. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The Diss Carnival planning team. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Foolhardt Circus entertaining the crowds. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Foolhardt Circus entertaining the crowds. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Norfolk Steam Punk Group. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Norfolk Steam Punk Group. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The Palgrave Players. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The Palgrave Players. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Park Radio's new Batman and Robin. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Park Radio's new Batman and Robin. Pictures: Gary Donnison
People of all ages enjoyed the day. Pictures: Gary Donnison
People of all ages enjoyed the day. Pictures: Gary Donnison
This group of Minions were really enjoying the carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
This group of Minions were really enjoying the carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
There was fun for all the family at Diss Carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
There was fun for all the family at Diss Carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
A Brass Band provided the musical background for the carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
A Brass Band provided the musical background for the carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
There was family fun for everyone at Diss Carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
There was family fun for everyone at Diss Carnival. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Hollywood Through The Ages float. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Hollywood Through The Ages float. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Mere Street marveled as the parade went by. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Mere Street marveled as the parade went by. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Even Spider-Man made an appearance. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Even Spider-Man made an appearance. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Diss Town Mayor Keiron Murphy also joined the parade. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Diss Town Mayor Keiron Murphy also joined the parade. Pictures: Gary Donnison
‘Oscar’ the Real Life Academy Award. Pictures: Gary Donnison
‘Oscar’ the Real Life Academy Award. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The force was with these Star Wars characters. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The force was with these Star Wars characters. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Residents from Hartismere Place in Eye were also getting into the spirit of the day. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Residents from Hartismere Place in Eye were also getting into the spirit of the day. Pictures: Gary Donnison

Tammy Howard, carnival committee chairperson, said the carnival had once again been a huge success.

She said: “It was a fantastic day and an incredible atmosphere in the town. The streets were full of families enjoying the parade, smiling, waving and laughing – the efforts and creativity that went into the floats never fails to wow everyone.

“The Fun Day was also a big hit – the celebrities around the Mere were very popular as was the live Oscar statue and walkabout acts. What is especially lovely to see is how carnival brings together the whole community.”

A spokesperson for Diss Town Council said the feedback from the special day had been incredible.

They added: “The carnival would not be possible without the support from our local businesses who get involved with the window dressing competition or sponsor the event, everyone who attends as a stallholder, entertainment acts, parade floats, volunteers, Tammy, her vice-chairperson Son French, and the whole committee and and of course everyone who turns out for the carnival – we thank you all.”



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