Lantern Parade 2013

By janetuplin |

Barton upon Humber’s annual Lantern Parade, staged as part of the Town Council’s Christmas Festival, once again attracted large crowds.

Families lined the route of the Parade, from The Ropewalk up to Barton’s High Street, as the Parade drew admiring comments.
ST-ART project organiser Janine Knight who organised the Parade said she was delighted at how it had been received.

“It really was an amazing evening,” she said.  “I think someone counted that there were 38 lanterns in total, some that were carried by young people and others that were carried by families.”

“We couldn’t have asked for better weather either.”

The lanterns were made over a five day period in late October in Barton, Scunthorpe and surrounding villages.

“This year artists who supervised the making of the lanterns chose the theme, Winter Wonderland, and the Parade certainly lived up to that,” Janine went on.  “Lanterns included, amongst other things, the March of the Penguins, an Ice Queen on her winter sleigh, a snow hare, fox, reindeer and polar bear – all made using willow and tissue.”

“The Grimsby samba band, Sambalada which led the Parade certainly brought with them a festive atmosphere too,” she continued.

The Parade, was made possible thanks to financial  support from Barton Town Council, North Lincolnshire Council and LEADER.

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