Magical night enjoyed at Loddon’s annual Victorian Evening

Loddon Victorian Evening 2017. Picture: Caroline Bown

Loddon Victorian Evening 2017. Picture: Caroline Bown - Credit: Caroline Bown

Loddon's annual Victorian Evening has been hailed as a 'magical' event.

Loddon Victorian Evening 2017. Picture: Roy Aldous

Loddon Victorian Evening 2017. Picture: Roy Aldous - Credit: Roy Aldous

The yearly event, which sees residents of Loddon and Chedgrave get into the festive spirit and don 19th Century outfits, was held on Friday, December 8 and frosty conditions did not keep people away.

Caroline Bown, chairman of the Loddon and District Business Association, said: 'The whole event was magical. The enthusiasm and friendly faces made it a really enjoyable event.

'Well done to all the organising team and to the stall holders, shops and businesses for staying open to make everybody welcome.'

Father Christmas himself took his annual bow at the event, with his grotto proving a big hit with the children, and this year the light display ran all the way to the White Horse in Chedgrave, leading down Langley Road.

Margaret Sheamur at the Loddon Victorian Evening. Picture: Caroline Bown

Margaret Sheamur at the Loddon Victorian Evening. Picture: Caroline Bown - Credit: Caroline Bown


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Both churches were filled with stalls and children were also treated to a Punch and Judy show.

Mrs Bown thanked the team who organised this year's Christmas lights, led by Mark Hayes a committee member of the business association. Around 25 keen volunteers turned up on a Sunday morning in November to get the lights in position ready to turn on in December, giving up their time and energy for free.

Bridge Street in Loddon is lit up during the Loddon Victorian Evening. Picture: Caroline Bown

Bridge Street in Loddon is lit up during the Loddon Victorian Evening. Picture: Caroline Bown - Credit: Caroline Bown

Maureen Larkin, Sharon Sutton and Georgina Buntrock from Loddon Players at the Victorian Evening. Pi

Maureen Larkin, Sharon Sutton and Georgina Buntrock from Loddon Players at the Victorian Evening. Picture: Caroline Bown - Credit: Caroline Bown

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