Newton Abbot Town Council News
Victorian Evening - Wednesday 2nd December 2015
NEWTON ABBOT’S VICTORIAN EVENING Wednesday 2nd December saw the annual Victorian Evening take place in Newton Abbot in the Market Square. It is a well known event now in the South Devon area and everyone looks forward to the charity evening with the Victorian atmosphere.
Elfic the Jester returned for the second year and entertained both children and adults alike in the Market Square throughout the evening.
Once again the Market Square was jam packed with local charity stalls selling their wares. In total there were 35 stalls selling Christmas items from tree decorations, homemade cakes, sweets and buns to Christmas cards and ‘bric a brac’.
This year the ‘best dressed stall’ trophy went to ‘Kingskerswell Navigators’ they received a trophy as well as a cheque for £50 for their charity, congratulations to all the efforts they had put into making their stall look so appealing.
Ogwell Community Choir entertained shoppers during the evening with their carol singing in the Market Square between 6.45 pm and 7.15pm.
The stilt walking policeman was also in the town centre entertaining the general public throughout the evening. Children were also entertained by a gentleman on a penny farthing who was making balloon models for the children, Spectrum Orchestra and a fire juggling show in Courtenay Street, along with stalls selling world food in Courtenay Street.
Santa was in residence in his Clock Tower grotto this year which raised £48.89 and he will also be there again on Saturdays in December (5th, 12th & 19th) as well as late night Wednesdays (9th & 16th). Why not come and visit him. Entry is a donation to the Mayors chosen charities which this year which is ‘The youth groups of Newton Abbot’.
The Pied Piper Fairground organ was outside Lloyds Bank for the evening too and made and impressive £62.56 for the Mayor’s Charity.
The Indoor Market once again put on their own tea dance for the shoppers and stall owners, this was well attended with many people enjoying a dance.
The event was a great success. We must thank everyone for coming out and putting in so much effort as the charity stalls looked very festive with a Victorian twist, a great effort all round.
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