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DE­SPITE in­clement weather and the usual ‘will they, won’t they’, or­gan­is­ers man­aged to pull to­gether an­other stel­lar Carols by Can­dle­light event last Fri­day.

With rain ham­mer­ing down at 5pm and the event open­ing at 5.30, the man­age­ment com­mit­tee was forced into an ur­gent de­ci­sion. In the end, the night went ahead, as an es­ti­mated crowd of 400 peo­ple sat back and soaked up the Christ­mas cheer.

“The night was a bit threat­en­ing. It’s a funny thing that has been hap­pen­ing for many years where it’ll look bleak but will fine up for a per­fect evening,” event or­gan­iser Greg Thouard said.

Mr Thouard said they made the fi­nal call to pro­ceed at 5.40pm. “Yes num­bers were down due to the in­clement weather and peo­ple think­ing it mightn’t hap­pen so they stayed away. But as usual, from the com­mit­tee and all the per­form­ers, we’re very thank­ful and ap­pre­cia­tive of the peo­ple who showed up.”

The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is set to hold a meet­ing to­day where one of the things up for dis­cus­sion is the date of the event.

❝ We’re very thank­ful and ap­pre­cia­tive of the peo­ple who showed up.

— Greg Thouard, event or­gan­iser

“We’ll con­sider whether it wil be held a week ear­lier. There’s may rea­sons be­hind that, not just the weather,” Mr Thouard said.

“The event is some­thing that has been around for many years and the in­ten­tion is to keep it go­ing stronger and stronger each year.”


SONG BIRDS: Olivia Boul­ton-Hendry and Han­nah Mawer at Fri­day night’s Carols by Can­dle­light.

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