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Exmouth’s Lantern Parade and Christmas Lights switch-on a ‘huge success’

PUBLISHED: 13:02 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 07 December 2017

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The Exmouth lantern parade – a much loved feature of the town’s cancelled Christmas Cracker – took place on Sunday, December 3, and was described as a ‘huge success’.

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The parade was led by the Exmouth and District Pipe Band, Exmouth’s deputy mayor Cllr Jeff Trail BEM, and the Exmouth town crier Roger Bourgein.

They were accompanied by around 100 pupils from Brixington Primary Academy carrying lanterns, and the Exmouth Land Train.

The parade formed up at the Gun Field Gardens, and then set off along Queens Drive and Bath Road, in to the Manor Garden and then into The Strand, where the Christmas tree lights were formally switched on by the deputy mayor.

Cllr Trail thanked all those who took part, including Exmouth Town Council and the singer who performed carols at the Christmas tree lights switch-on. He also wished the Exmouth community and visitors to Exmouth a very happy Christmas and new year.

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