Photo gallery: Floats from the Lord Mayor’s Processions of yesterday

Children walking during the Lord Mayors procession, Norwich. pic taken 16th june 1981 c12169

Children walking during the Lord Mayors procession, Norwich. pic taken 16th june 1981 c12169 pic to be used in edp2 6th july 2009

Do you remember any of these floats from the history of the parade?

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: 1984. Picture: EN Library

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: 1984. Picture: EN Library - Credit: Archant

The floats of the Lord Mayor's Procession have come in all shapes and sizes throughout the years.

They have been the delight of children for generations and as part of the Evening News campaign we want this year the best yet.

Whether it is a castle, a train or a live performance, the floats provide fun for all the family and have done for years.

In recent years the number of floats has fallen to just over 50 and the campaign aims to encourage businesses, charities and organisations in the city to get involved with their procession for the enjoyment of the people of Norwich.

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: 1978. Picture: EN Library

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: 1978. Picture: EN Library - Credit: Archant


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The history of the event dates back to medieval times when it was a celebration of St George's day.

The procession as we know it started again in 1977 and has been a mix of floats, marching bands and carnival ever since.

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Anyone can enter a float and the Evening News will be on hand in the run up to July to give you all the tips you need to get your float ready for the crowds on the Fine City's streets.

• Are you entering a float this year? Email george.ryan@archant.co.uk

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: July 1984. Picture: EN Library

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: July 1984. Picture: EN Library - Credit: Archant

How to enter a float:

If you have want to get involved in this year's celebration then now is the time to start thinking about it.

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: 1984. Picture: EN Library

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: 1984. Picture: EN Library - Credit: Archant

It costs £195 for a commercial company or £30 for a not for profit organisation.

The procession will take place on Saturday July 4 starting at 5pm.

• Go to www.norwich.gov.uk/events to find an application form to enter a float. Then complete the application online and email it to: events@norwich.gov.uk.

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: July 1987. Picture: EN Library

Lord Mayor's Procession. Date: July 1987. Picture: EN Library - Credit: Archant

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