MONDAY 17th September
Another spectacular weekend in Ulverston! It was the fabulous LANTERN PROCESSION on Saturday and what a procession it was!! I had the privilege of leading down the Croftlands group and we had teh brilliant BOOM DANG BAND too. Once again Croftlands excelled with a wonderful assortment of lanterns of all shapes and sizes, the theme being "Under the Sea". The lead was taken by a giant TURTLE and another huge lantern was a WHALE complete with JONAH sticking half way in it's mouth! We converged with three other "Rivers of Light" at The Coro at 8.30 and the watching crowds were enormous. The, by now HUGE parade continued down to Ford Park and it took a full 40 minutes to get everyone inside the park. The Fireworks were then set off and yat again they were superb. Stewards collected donations as the huge crowd left the park and it seems that the collection was "good". Many congratulations must be directed to the Organising Commiittee, all the Stewards, and, of course, to all those who made lanterns and made the whole event such a teriffic sucess. There are lots of pictures and videos on Facebook. Ulverston does it again!