Reader’s responses: Your first memories of Diss
PUBLISHED: 13:11 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 01 October 2018
We asked the members on our Enjoy Diss More Facebook page what some of their earliest memories of Diss are.
With a host of comments and people sharing their memories and favourite parts of Diss here are just a few of them.
Mike Bardwell said: “Walking to Junior School, yes, walking, no Chelsea tractors then, in the snow and going past Blomefield Road and Clare House which was a huge building site.”
Janice Garman said: “I came to Bressingham five years ago and on one sunny day in my first year up here, I met my daughter, son in law and my two beautiful granddaughters who were four and two, in Bressingham Steam and Gardens and we had a picnic in their lovely gardens there.”
The Mere is a centre point of the town but many moons ago it was known to freeze over. Philip Clarke remembers.
Philip Clarke said: “I can remember walking on the ice on the Mere in 1963.
Teresa Parslow said: “Was born in Diss. My first memory was being in our garden when we lived in the house next to Chapmans bakers.
“It was where the library is now and I was about three-years-old.”
For some the train station is a fond memory with it being one of the most popular ways to visit Diss.
Brigitte Hewson said: “The railway station is my first thought, remembering the times we went as a family to take family to get the train back to barracks wherever they were stationed.
“Uncle Gordon and Uncle Rennie came to mind and the chip cart, a treat on a Saturday.”
Mr Bardwell added: “I also remember standing in Skelton Road looking at the Railway station.”
Rachel Allen said: “Being rescued, aged around four, by my uncle, from the top of the huge slide which was in the park in the 60s.”