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Carnival countdown: how Diss celebrated in 1982

PUBLISHED: 09:19 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:02 29 May 2019

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

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The Diss Carnival countdown is on — and to get in the spirit we have raided the archives again to get a look back at festivities in 1982.

Trapeze artists at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryTrapeze artists at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

It was a year when there were some spectacular acrobatics on show in Diss Park with performers braving the heights to perform on a trapeze.

Back on the ground there was plenty of fun too, including lots of great costumes from pirates to the Wizard of Oz, while Miss Carnival 1982 was crowned.

Fancy dress costumes at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryFancy dress costumes at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

The parade though the town centre remains much the same today, this year the Diss Carnival has a pun-laden pre-historic theme — Pre-Diss-Toric — and takes place on Sunday, June 9.

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Children and families watch a puppet show at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryChildren and families watch a puppet show at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

The Eastern Daily Press float at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryThe Eastern Daily Press float at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

The Carnival Queen at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryThe Carnival Queen at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A football match as part of the celebrations at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA football match as part of the celebrations at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

The excitement at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982, was too much for some! Photo: Archant LibraryThe excitement at Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982, was too much for some! Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

Dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryDressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA sunny day for Diss Carnival, 31 May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

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