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Lantern procession lights up Newbury

Crowds turn out for annual Corn Exchange event

John Herring

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Lantern procession lights up Newbury

Newbury's seventh annual lantern procession lit up the town in a strong display of community this evening (Sunday).

Hundreds of people lined Northbrook Street to watch the multitudes of handmade lanterns march from the Methodist Church into the Market Place.

A dragon, a fish, a wasp, an elf and even Prince's 'Love Symbol', were just a few of the creative lanterns in the parade.

Overheard in the crowd were people saying that the event had been brilliant; that the parade was larger than they were expecting; and that they'd never seen so many people in Newbury.

The event is organised by Newbury's Corn Exchange and funded by the Greenham Common Trust and Arts Council England.

For more pictures and a full report see Thursday's Newbury Weekly News.

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