The Diss Carnival 2019, Diss, Norfolk - 9th June 2019

Isobel's away in Ljubljana, so Nosher and the boys header over to Diss to see the carnival. It's the first time in a few years, and since last time there's been more of an effort to get things together on Diss Park, where there's a load of stuff going on. There's also some fortuitous luck with the weather, as the day before is all rain and the "Spanish Wind", whilst the day after is back to rain. However, the Sunday turns out to be the perfect day, and the crowds are out in force along with the sun. Also luckily just as soon as the boys are getting bored, what with having to wait more than 30 seconds for something to happen, Megan and the girls wander past, so at least they've got someone else to mess around with for a bit. After the carnival, we head over to Eye to catch a bit of the open gardens, fetching the G-Unit on the way. However, we don't really get to see that much as Grandad's legs are at him again, so he can't really walk anywhere.

next album: Cliff House Camping, Dunwich, Suffolk - 15th June 2019
previous album: Taxi Protests and Scarecrows, London and Eye, Suffolk - 8th June 2019

The bunting's out on Mere Street

People mill around by the town sign

The Market Place in Diss

Harry takes a break to spend some of his pocket money in Poundland

Little dog, big dog

Fred and Harry

Looking back up Mere Street

The crowds start to build up

Spammy wanders past

The carnival procession arrives

Funky shades

The Peter Gillings mobile, with a giant Dinsdale Duck

Vibe City Street Brass band march past

An army cadet with a collecting bucket

Even the olds get wheeled out

An inflatable dinosaur, followed by a green Lambourghini

A couple of cave-people in stilts

Isobel's choir go by

Invidia Voices stop for a photo

The dude on his flowery bicycle

A quite-convincing dinosaur works the crowds

Blue dinosaur on Mere Street

A John Deere tractor from Flax Farm trundles past

Some children have made their own dinosaur costumes

Harry and Fred hang around

The Jungle Body dance/fitness group

There's a golden streamer explosion

There's a gorilla on the loose

A vintage David Brown tractor

Another David Brown tractor

The Girl Guides wave at people

The Scout float comes down through the Market Place

Plenty of leopard-skin costumes

A funky rainbow-covered funeral car drives past

Some majorettes do their thing

Harry gets a free-sweet hand-out

A fireengine makes a lot of noise as it drives by

The mayor of Diss, Councillor Sonia Browne, plus epic Doctor Marten boots, and a caveman

A quite-impressive crowd follows the procession down Mere Street

We feed the children a quality tea of chips and other fried things

Fred and Harry outside the post office

The market place and Pump Hill are quiet again

Dipple and Conway have got into the spirit with some bespectacled dinos

A view of the park

The old dude's decorated quad bike is parked up

There's some sort of presentation to the army cadets

A bunch of purple ladies

A hand-made doughnut shop, at £1.50 a pop, does a good trade

Alice is all hair as she flings herself down the slide

Fred boings into the air

Harry comes out of some sort of hall of mirrors thing

The gang do some sort of Disney-themed haunted house

Fred's in a bungee

Fred rides a small triceratops

Fred desperately tries to cling on to a rodeo bull

The dino-eats-lawyer scene from Jurassic Park

The polizei keep an eye on things

A fire engine is opened up

A small child tries on a rozzer's hat

Over on Elizabeth Way in Eye, someone's had a bit of a garage fire

The G-Unit roams around the gardens of Chandos House in Eye

Fred climbs out of a gun-emplacement pit

A nice cottage on Victoria Hill

Some sort of (fake?) mediaeval wall in Chandos House

Fred and Harry

Stone lettering on an old school

A lovely old roadster on Lambseth Street

A vintage bus stops by the equally-vintage Eye bus stop

There's a cool old Mustang parked up on Church Street

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The bunting's out on Mere Street