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.
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.
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 Cubs were also selling Christmas items in aid of International Scouting in Kenya.
Photos by Paul Pitman.
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