Can you spot a familiar face in our Diss Carnival gallery?

A family of pirates, Julia McCathie, with her son George, nine, right, and his cousins, James Thomps

A family of pirates, Julia McCathie, with her son George, nine, right, and his cousins, James Thompson, eight, left, and Samuel, seven, in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Thousands of people lined the sun-kissed streets of Diss today for the town's annual carnival.

One of the tractors from the Tivetshall Old Ram Tractor Club in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: D

One of the tractors from the Tivetshall Old Ram Tractor Club in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The theme for this year's colourful event was Water Wonderland, which celebrates the South Norfolk town's most popular tourist attraction - The Mere.

Revellers watched as mermaids, pirates and gigantic ducks danced there way through the parade on scores of decorated floats.

Members of the Tivetshall Old Ram Tractor Club in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Members of the Tivetshall Old Ram Tractor Club in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The carnival procession began at 12.30pm from Diss High School to Mount Street, through the Market Place and onto Mere Street before the festival atmosphere spread across Diss park.

More than 50 stall and rides pitched up at the park with thousands taking part in a number of games including lightsaber sessions with the Norwich Star Wars Club Jedi Academy, tug of war and water relay race.

Dancers in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Dancers in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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And it was fun and games for furry friends too, as large crowds gathered for the parade of pooches at the dog shows, with the best being crowned most handsome dog and best rescue.

The Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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The Merryfields Playschool team enjoying a bath in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Merryfields Playschool team enjoying a bath in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The 2nd Diss Scouts underwater in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The 2nd Diss Scouts underwater in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

A tot from Merryfields Playschool in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A tot from Merryfields Playschool in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Pirates from the 1st Diss Brownies in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pirates from the 1st Diss Brownies in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Norwich Star Wars group in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Star Wars group in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Pirates from the 1st Diss Brownies in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pirates from the 1st Diss Brownies in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Pirates spray water on the watching crowds in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pirates spray water on the watching crowds in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Solo Housing for single people in Diss in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Solo Housing for single people in Diss in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Spectators watching the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Spectators watching the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Pat Woods on his flower cycle in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pat Woods on his flower cycle in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Spectators watching the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Spectators watching the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Mayor Trevor Wenman in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mayor Trevor Wenman in the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Norwich Star Wars group ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Star Wars group ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Gig in the Park team of pirates ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Gig in the Park team of pirates ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Pirate six-month-old Dusty Cameron ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pirate six-month-old Dusty Cameron ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Dr Who space pirates ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Dr Who space pirates ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Dreamcatcher Drama Group ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Dreamcatcher Drama Group ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The De Lucy House Care Home team ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The De Lucy House Care Home team ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Firey Foxes of Diss ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Firey Foxes of Diss ready for the Diss Carnival parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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