Christmas parade and market day 2007

Saturday, 8th December, 2007, was a perfect day for a Christmas parade. In spite of dire weather forecasts all the previous week, threatening rain and even thunderstorms, the day was perfect. Blue, blue sky, puffy white clouds, a gentle breeze and a record attendance all combined for a very successful event.

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The start of the parade

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The sea scouts

Father Christmas in the parade

Santa Claus arrives

With the street closed to traffic, the crowd was able to wander freely between the pavement stalls, and entertainment was provided by a series of groups offering every type of music. The Historic Society's stall on the Village Green, in front of Armanasco House, again proved very popular offering a wide range of pre-loved goods, and two raffles of a grocery hamper and a doll were also well patronised.

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Our stall on the green

Armanasco House was open and for the first time it was possible for visitors to enter the two front rooms of the house where in one, artifacts, photographs, and furniture and fittings from the Armanasco era, were on display. In the other front room, artifacts and items relating to the blockhouse were displayed. Other rooms offered further photographs and items of interest from the Bay's past. Once again, the house proved very popular, with visitors commenting on the attractive displays.

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Inside Armanasco House — a corner of the front parlour

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Inside Armanasco House — the fireplace

As always, the Historic Society enjoyed in participating in a very enjoyable community event.

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