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Christmas Lights and St. Mary's Church, Diss, Norfolk - 29th November 2004

It's a rare treat: a day off to do not much at all - no travelling, no plans, just a wander into Diss. Roger Browne - local celebrity and butcher - is in the middle of putting up Christmas lights. Then, there's a look inside the attractive 500-year-old St. Mary's Church followed by the switch on of the Christmas lights in Diss. The lights have become fairly infamous following a BBC website "exposé" of the fact that the lights fund had only £5 in it the year before. This year, supposedly, there was £15,000 in the kitty, and whilst what's there is nice enough, it's hard to wonder where the extra cash went, as the lights seem more-or-less the same as last year's

next album: The BSCC Annual Dinner, The Brome Swan, Suffolk - 4th December 2004
previous album: A Trip to East Lane, Bawdsey, Suffolk - 28th November 2004

2004 Autumn leaves hang on in the Oaksmere's grounds

Autumn leaves hang on in the Oaksmere's grounds

2004 Roger Browne roams around Diss

Roger Browne roams around Diss

2004 Roger untangles Christmas lights

Roger untangles Christmas lights

2004 Mount Street in Diss

Mount Street in Diss

2004 Dan Dan the Meat Man returns from an errand somewhere

Dan Dan the Meat Man returns from an errand somewhere

2004 Richard in Browne's

Richard in Browne's

2004 The front of Browne's the butchers

The front of Browne's the butchers

2004 Roger's up a ladder, installing lights

Roger's up a ladder, installing lights

2004 Dan pokes around outside the front of the shop

Dan pokes around outside the front of the shop

2004 Roger hangs more lights

Roger hangs more lights

2004 Inside the church are loads of embroidered cushions

Inside the church are loads of embroidered cushions

2004 The baptismal

The baptismal

2004 Stained glass window

Stained glass window

2004 An eagle-shaped goldern lecturn

An eagle-shaped goldern lecturn

2004 The crisp and clean nave of St. Mary's

The crisp and clean nave of St. Mary's

2004 The rood screen

The rood screen

2004 Winter trees in a rich sunset

Winter trees in a rich sunset

2004 A sunset over the side field

A sunset over the side field

2004 An aircraft contrail looks like a meteor

An aircraft contrail looks like a meteor

2004 Electricity pylons near Stuston

Electricity pylons near Stuston

2004 The Rotary's Christmas tree floating on Diss Mere

The Rotary's Christmas tree floating on Diss Mere

2004 Mere Street and its lights

Mere Street and its lights

2004 The market place

The market place

2004 The White Horse, and HSBC bank

The White Horse, and HSBC bank

2004 Looking back down Mere Street

Looking back down Mere Street

2004 Mere Street and its Christmas lights

Mere Street and its Christmas lights

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Autumn leaves hang on in the Oaksmere's grounds

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