New town guide shows there is more to Diss than meets the eye

The committee of the Diss Town Guide pictured with the mayor. From left, Doreen Collins, Keith Rackh

The committee of the Diss Town Guide pictured with the mayor. From left, Doreen Collins, Keith Rackham, Suzanne Kayne, Mayor Trevor Wenman, chair Beth Dewhurst and publishers Sarah Veness and Gary Enderby. Photo: Harriet Orrell - Credit: Harriet Orrell

A South Norfolk town has launched its latest town guide, showing just how much the high street and surrounding area has to offer residents and visitors alike.

Beth Dewhurst, the chair of the Diss Town Guide, is 'delighted' with the latest edition. Photo: Harr

Beth Dewhurst, the chair of the Diss Town Guide, is 'delighted' with the latest edition. Photo: Harriet Orrell - Credit: Harriet Orrell

The 24th edition of the Diss Town Guide, put together by a dedicated team of volunteers features listings of local services, businesses, clubs, societies and organisations in the town.

Produced every two years the book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to Diss for visitors and those who already know the town well.

At the launch of the 2018-2020 guide, held at Park Hotel on Thursday, January 25, Beth Dewhurst, chairman of the Diss Town guide Committee said: 'I am particularly pleased with this edition of the town guide and the way the whole team has worked together to produce it, I hope it's of good quality and it's informative.

Explaining how she hoped the guide reflected just how much the town has to offer, and the changes in the Heritage Triangle since the last edition she said: 'What I wanted to do with this guide, is think of it as the Heritage Triangle edition, it shows what's in the Heritage Triangle, the boardwalk and it realises the number of things that have come to Diss, and the growth of the town.'


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Featuring photographs of well known Diss landmarks throughout the seasons by Lucy Kayne and illustrations by Pam Dormer, the 2018-2020 guide also includes a free and updated hand drawn map of the town by Daisy Fearns.

Sarah Veness, of Falcon Publications who helped produce and edit the guide said: 'I was surprised by the number of new businesses there are in Diss and the number of clubs and societies.

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'We do a number of guides for other places but the Diss one is different, because there is so much information to fit in.

'I think there is more to Diss than meets the eye.'

In the coming weeks a free copy of the 24th edition of the town guide will be delivered to every home in Diss.

The new edition will also be available to purchase for £2 from Diss Publishing in Mere Street and Diss museum during the summer season.

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