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Amble lights make a Christmas wonderland

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The Radcliffe Club float even had a snow machine. Photo by Andrew Mounsey

Thousands of people turned out to join in the fun at this year’s Torchlight Procession and Christmas Lights switch on. Queen Street was filled to the brim with families and community groups many of whom paraded down the street to the Town Square.

Children from Brambles’ Nursery made decorations for the Christmas tree in High Street garden, and the WI sang carols. The tree was donated by Amble Business Club.

The lights which were once again a resounding testament to the hard work of Amble Christmas Lights Committee, were switched on by 2016’s Good Young Citizen, 9 year old Harry Angus.

This year’s theme for the Torchlight Procession was Alice in Wonderland, and everyone was entertained by stilt walkers dressed as Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter. A fire eater also drew gasps and applause as he entertained the crowd.

Community groups, families and children carrying lanterns inspired by the Alice in Wonderland characters, joined the procession, and walked, danced and sang along Queen Street and into the Town Square, where there were stalls and amusements.

And in the magically festive Harbour Village,  Santa himself made time to meet local children, and families were able to make a wish on the Christmas wish tree.

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