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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - Sandwich

Date: 1st December 2012

I had the honour this year of turning on the Christmas Lights in Sandwich ably assisted by a charming young lady called Eve who had one the honour in a Raffle.  

There was a Carnival parade through the town which was absolutely superb. A tremendous amount of work had gone into the whole procession.  

When I arrived a group were doing the Samba in the market square - what the Samba has to do with Christmas I've no idea but it was fun and people were enjoying themselves.  There was a fair which I didn't have time to enjoy as I had to get from my car to the Guildhall before the path was completely blocked by the merrymakers.  Thank you to Les for meeting, greeting and guiding me through the throng.

I'd not realised how historic is part of the Guildhall and the Town Clerk very kindly escorted The Mayor, his wife and myself around the old part.  Sandwich is such an historic town and was once the most important port in the Kingdom. 

I have to say that the lights were excellent - tasteful and very pretty.  So well done Sandwich.

I won a raffle prize on the evening and chose Tea and Cakes for two (naughty) at Piece of Cake Café in Sandwich.  I invited my relatively newly discovered cousin Jan on the Pettet side and have to say the cake was great.  I am not a great sweet eater - usually preferring savoury - but the one cake I cannot pass by is Coffee Walnut which is what I chose and it was delicious

Sorry - no photos as I didn't take my camera.

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