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Dickenisan Night in photos

Friday 16th December 2011

Despite Dickensian-style gloomy weather, hundreds of people turned out for the hugely popular Dickensian Night in Lostwithiel on 15th December.

Shopkeepers and visitors alike wore Victorian garb to create a old-fashioned festive atmosphere to get people in the Christmas spirit. A lantern parade marked the start of the event, marching from Fore Street to the Parade and led by Lost in Song choir.

Shops were open late, offering mulled wine and festive snacks, while hot baked potatoes, roasted chestnuts and gourmet sausages were also on sale. Craft stalls selling Christmas gifts could be found in the Church Rooms.

Entertainment was provided by numerous bands and choirs including the Lostwithiel Town Band, Kescana singers, Lost in Song choir and Lostwithiel School carol singers. Afterwards live music was enjoyed at local pubs, with Just Plain Myrtle performing at the Globe Inn and Pete Berryman Trio at the King's Arms.

The Mayor's Parlour and Lostwithiel Museum were both open for the evening and bells were rung at St Bartholomew's Church, where children were able to create their own stained glass panels which were later displayed on the Church doors.

Visitors were also able to enjoy the annual Advent Window Trail in shops and homes around the centre of Lostwithiel.

Dickensian Night was organised and sponsored by Lostwithiel Business Group.

Pictures below courtesy of Keith Seume.