Hundreds of young people and their families braved the cold on a Sunday evening in December as Newbury town centre was aglow with the light of hundreds of lanterns as part of the Corn Exchange’s yearly Lantern Procession.
With just over a week to go until Christmas, the community of Newbury gathered together to light their lanterns and walk together in a parade which started outside the Methodist Church on Northbrook Street. This is the fourth year running that families of Newbury have gathered with their new and old lanterns to join together in the procession, which was organized by the Corn Exchange and funded by Greenham Common Trust as part of the venue’s outdoor events programme.
Lead by brass band Tongues of Fire atop a glittering milk float, the hordes of local families were joined by an audience of onlookers who were wowed by the visual spectacle created by big lanterns, small lanterns, lanterns shaped like stars, snowmen and even a whale.
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