Lantern Procession Salisbury 17th December 2009
￼Market Square Salisbury
On 17th December 2009 the Annual Lantern Procession to Salisbury Cathedral from the other side of the town, through the market square and on to the cathedral took place. It was a freezing cold evening, certainly much colder than we had expected it to be.
Plus myself, the photographer, these were the other hardy family members that braved the cold!
The procession was much larger than we had realized and it took a long time for the parade to pass by. Very impressive were the efforts that had been put into the making of the lanterns. Our only surprise was that they were lit by torches presumably for health and safety reasons. We had rather expected to see real night light candles used!
Although we were all well wrapped up we froze and after the procession were jolly grateful to dive into a nearby shop for hot chocolates all round.
The week that followed was a whirlwind of Christmas shopping, general Christmas preparations and spending quality time with family and friends. The latter included a day trip up to Surrey to see the in laws and have lunch with friends. Unfortunately by this time both of us were suffering from a nasty cough and cold that seemed rampant in Salisbury and Surrey!
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