By 5 o'clock the High Street was packed with people, many dressed as Victorians and looked fabulous. The children were all excited waiting for the arrival of Father Christmas! In the meantime, they enjoyed the fairground rides and amusements and of course, candy floss. A jolly stilt walker 'The Professor', dressed in his very smart, colourful clothes, stopped to have a laugh and a chat with everyone. He was so tall, it made your neck ache looking up at him.
At 7 o'clock a firework lit up the sky signally the start of the procession which started off from the bottom of the High Street, headed by Scottish bagpipes, stilt walkers and then the man himself, Father Christmas. The children screamed and called out to him as he was drove passed waving and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. The possession carried on with people dressed up as reindeer, there was a beautiful multi-coloured bus from Thailand and the excitement was there for all to see and here.
|Pirate with Arcade co-owner Adrian Gilmour|
|Arcade Manager, Alex Rogers -|
a very handsome Victorian Gentleman
|The stilted Professor|
|Our stunning Arcade window designed and decorated by|
our very own Ann Parker (Unit 42P)
|Our Judy of Rafters Cafe outside cooking up|
|Beautiful Connie with her lovely sister Lili|
and partner Grant
|I had to be in this picture with these|
|Very dapper, Jak Blackwood|