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I Remember When...Beccles Carnival scenes of days gone by

The Miss Waveney float at Beccles Carnival in 1975. Picture: Archant library.

The Miss Waveney float at Beccles Carnival in 1975. Picture: Archant library.

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As the organisers of Beccles Carnival look for a new queen, prince and princesses to represent the town at this year's event, we looked back in our archives for some parade shots from years gone by.

The walking pork chops were part of the prize winning Meatpak entry in the Beccles Carnival procession in 1977.  Picture: Archant library.The walking pork chops were part of the prize winning Meatpak entry in the Beccles Carnival procession in 1977. Picture: Archant library.

The carnival weekend is enjoyed by young and old as hundreds line the streets to watch the decorated floats go by.

And residents of Beccles have been enjoying the carnival since the pre 1900s, with the event believed to have only not taken place during the war years.

What are your memories of carnivals in Beccles? Are you one of the many community groups who organise a float, or have you done in years gone by?

Children dressed as Noddy, Big Ears and Mr Plod for the fancy dress competition at Beccles Carnival in 1993.  Picture: Archant library.Children dressed as Noddy, Big Ears and Mr Plod for the fancy dress competition at Beccles Carnival in 1993. Picture: Archant library.

Or perhaps you have already started work on your float for this year and would love to tell us about it.

Send in your thoughts and photos for a chance to be featured on the Enjoy Beccles More page.

You can email enjoybecclesmore@archant.co.uk, or visit our Enjoy Beccles More Facebook page where you can post and chat with fellow members.

Beccles Carnival procession, taken in August 1979.  Picture: Archant library.Beccles Carnival procession, taken in August 1979. Picture: Archant library.

The Mutford Farm float in the Beccles Carnival processsion, taken in July 1977.  Picture: Archant library.The Mutford Farm float in the Beccles Carnival processsion, taken in July 1977. Picture: Archant library.

A family of clowns taking part in Beccles Carnival in 1983. Picture: Archant library.A family of clowns taking part in Beccles Carnival in 1983. Picture: Archant library.

Beccles Carnival, 1991. Picture: Archant library.Beccles Carnival, 1991. Picture: Archant library.

Beccles Carnival pictured in 1981. Picture: Archant library.Beccles Carnival pictured in 1981. Picture: Archant library.

Some of the girls on the Norwich Brewery's winning float celebrate at Beccles Carnival, dated August 1 1981. Picture: Archant library.Some of the girls on the Norwich Brewery's winning float celebrate at Beccles Carnival, dated August 1 1981. Picture: Archant library.

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