Christmas Capers brings light and festive spirit to the village

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115737001
Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115737001

On streets lit up by Christmas tree lights and some new street lights provided by the parish council, Robertsbridge embraced the festive spirit last Friday with its evening of Christmas Capers.

Organised by Robertsbridge Enterprise Group, this year’s event celebrated with a children’s parade of lanterns all depicting their own houses - and Father Christmas was there of course.

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115643001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115643001

Locals and indeed a few visitors packed into the shops and businesses that were open for the night to buy, chat, eat and drink.

A wide choice of street food was enjoyed by many.

Entertainment was provided by a fabulous juggling fairy and RoCoCo choir gave two performances, one inside the club and one out on the street, adding a musical note to the festivities.

Children from two to 12 were entranced by the amazing storytelling of Kevin Graal and out on the street there was a vintage children’s carousel.

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115724001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115724001

For many, the highlight of the evening was the appearance of the Hunters’ Moon Morris Dancers, who will be a firm favourite to return to next year’s event.

After the road reopened, festivities carried on into the evening with a disco at the club.

The George celebrated 10 years under the ownership of Jane and John Turner with Soul Xpress and Meat of the Tongue was at The Ostrich.

Throughout the evening, people could add stars to the Tree of Love to remember their loved ones, with all proceeds going to St Michael’s Hospice.

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115629001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115629001

Robertsbridge Cubs were also selling Christmas items in aid of International Scouting in Kenya.

Photos by Paul Pitman.

Have you checked out our new Christmas section yet?

It’s packed with ideas and tips to ensure you make the most out of the festive season.

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115843001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115843001

There’s recipes, suggestions for presents and everything from choosing your tree to recycling your packaging and paper.

Go to www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/christmas/

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Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115616001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115616001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115909001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115909001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115805001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115805001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115657001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115657001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115711001

Robertsbridge Christmas Capers 2016. Photo by Paul Pitman. SUS-160612-115711001