Special Diss Carnival participants enjoy treat fit for royalty
PUBLISHED: 09:08 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:15 07 June 2019
Diss Carnival’s most honoured participants got ready for their regal roles when they enjoyed a treat fit for royalty at a special afternoon tea.
They might be 77 and 91 years young, but the King and Queen of Diss Carnival are planning on getting stuck into the celebrations when the parade comes to town on Sunday.
After a break without carnival royalty, the tradition has been revived and care home residents Gordon, 77, and Barbara, 91, were selected by staff at the De Lucy House.
Carnival King Gordon was joined by fellow De Lucy House residents Barbara and Paul, who were selected to be Royal Courtiers, for a special thank you afternoon tea custosy of Katie at Katie's Kitchen in Hales Yard.
The home took part in the carnival procession last year with a number of residents making the trip up from the home on Victoria Road.
This year's carnival theme is pre-Diss-toric and De Lucy residents will be dressing-up as characters from the Flintstones and decorating their wheelchairs to look like the cars from the popular 1960s cartoon.
Activities coordinator Karen Lynch said: "The residents are going to absolutely love the carnival with Gordon being one of the longest residents and Barbara always getting involved in everything we do."