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When Diss held Easter parades and kids met new chicks

PUBLISHED: 09:53 25 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:53 25 April 2019

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

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With the school holidays still under way we have dipped into our arhives to hatch some images of how Easter was celebrated by youngsters in the past.

Easter parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryEaster parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant Library

Who remembers the Easter Parade in the town? Here we have pictures from rehearsals for the parade in 1988 and they offer some a fascinating glimpse into what was in store.

Easter parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryEaster parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant Library

There are plenty of colorful Easter bonnets, but also local young ballerinas, girls in 1920s-style outfits, and for some reason eight young Charlie Chaplin lookalikes!

Easter parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryEaster parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant Library

Do you remember taking part? Let us know in the comments below.

Easter parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryEaster parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant Library

Meanwhile alongside bonnets and eggs, Easter also means new chicks. Here are pictures taken at Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks in 1993.

Easter parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryEaster parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant Library

Easter parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant LibraryEaster parade rehearsals in Diss, 5 March 1988. Photo: Archant Library

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant LibraryDiss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant LibraryDiss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant LibraryDiss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant LibraryDiss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

Diss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant LibraryDiss Infant School children with Easter chicks, 24 March 1993. Photo: Archant Library

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