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Parade sees hundreds of lanterns carried through Lichfield’s streets

Nine-year-old Nicolas Fellows with his lantern

Nine-year-old Nicolas Fellows with his lantern

A procession through Lichfield has seen more than 100 hand-made lanterns carried through the city’s streets.

The parade featured creations of all shapes and sizes, including two Daleks, a dragon, a fire engine and smoke alarm, a house, two pumpkins and a giant rocket.

The imaginative lanterns were made at a series of free workshops that took place during half-term.

Colin Cruise, volunteer and North Lichfield Initiative board member, said:

“The lantern procession is the local event of the year, and I was so proud to see everyone out in force, parading their amazing lanterns. It is a special feeling to be surrounded by your family and friends, and to share in something that you’ve all helped to create.”

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, added:

“Although it was a bit windy on the night, the lantern procession was stunning. It once again shows what can be done when everyone comes together.”

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