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Diss Salvation Army celebrates its 120th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 17:03 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 09 May 2018

Members of the Diss Salvation Army perfrom outside Diss Museum. Picture:Sabrina Johnson

Members of the Diss Salvation Army perfrom outside Diss Museum. Picture:Sabrina Johnson

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A south Norfolk branch of the Salvation Army has held a weekend of celebrations marking its 120th anniversary.

The Diss Salvation Army, display in the communiyt cabinet of Diss Museum. Picture: Roella TrudgillThe Diss Salvation Army, display in the communiyt cabinet of Diss Museum. Picture: Roella Trudgill

On Sunday, May 6, a small crowd gathered in Diss market place to enjoy a performance from the Diss Salvation Army community church band.

The event was one in a weekend of celebrations marking 120 years since the church first came to the town.

Other celebrations included an exhibition in the Diss Museum’s community cabinet featuring photographs recording the church’s history, uniforms of members and a number of instruments including the group’s first band drum, dating back to 1905.

Other anniversary celebrations included a BBQ and hog roast involving the organisation’s Scout Group, a festival of talents and a number of evening events with special guests from other territories.

The Diss Salvation Army's first band drum dating back to around 1905. Picture: Roella TrudgillThe Diss Salvation Army's first band drum dating back to around 1905. Picture: Roella Trudgill

Run by volunteers Diss Museum is open everyday from 11am - 3pm from March to mid October.

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