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Pond plays host to dragon as town marks Chinese New Year

PUBLISHED: 10:58 06 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:05 07 February 2019

The dragon in Cromer's North Lodge Park, which was there to mark Chinese New Year. Picture: KATE ROYALL

The dragon in Cromer's North Lodge Park, which was there to mark Chinese New Year. Picture: KATE ROYALL

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You can usually only expect to encounter toy sailing boats gliding atop the pond at Cromer's North Lodge Park, but recent visitors were greeted with a much more fearsome sight.

The dragon in Cromer's North Lodge Park, which was there to mark Chinese New Year. Picture: KATE ROYALLThe dragon in Cromer's North Lodge Park, which was there to mark Chinese New Year. Picture: KATE ROYALL

A huge green dragon with a yellow and red head was seen snaking across the water’s surface on Tuesday (February 5), having been made for a celebration to mark Chinese New Year.

Emma Dale, Ian Royall and Jim Bond from Friends of North Lodge Park created the dragon, which the group’s chairman, Barry Meadows, said impressed everyone.

Mr Meadows said: “The dragon was amazing.”

The park hosted activities for children including mini-dragon and lantern making, and families enjoyed Chinese finger food, which had been donated by Kanton restaurant.

Mr Meadows said: “It was the first time we’ve done this but we might do it again next year.”

This year’s Chinese New Year marks the start of the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac.

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