Gallery: Thousands brave the cold as Fenland comes together for Wisbech Christmas Market
THOUSANDS of people visited Wisbech yesterday as the town was brought together for the annual Christmas market.
Around 10,000 people braved the freezing conditions to enjoy a feast of entertainment and festive cheer.
Scores of community groups attended along with carol singers, clowns, bands and a group of Victorian strollers led by Queen Victoria.
Mike Chapman, markets and events manager at Fenland District Council, said: “Despite being hit by the weather for the second year running, we had another fantastic day. Even though it was absolutely freezing, we had the same sort of numbers as last year and they all had a great time.
“Some came from a really long way away. A couple of our Victorian Strollers - two ladies from Essex - even dug their car out of the snow and drove for three-and-a-half hours to be here, which was incredible.
You may also want to watch:
“It was wonderful having lots of festive music to add to the atmosphere. We had a couple of people putting loudspeakers outside their shops, plus a steam engine with a pipe organ and different bands playing throughout the day.
“Now we’re already looking forward to next year. Hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder then and we’ll have an even bigger crowd.”
- 1 Tonight's 24 Hours in Police Custody follows brutal Cambridgeshire murder
- 2 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 3 Bid to ban ex- mayor running pub “a joke” says cabinet member
- 4 ‘I’m Lovin It’ burglars caught by McDonald's trip
- 5 Photos show grim reality of life on the streets
- 6 22 arrests, drugs, cash and weapons seized in county lines crackdown
- 7 HGV crashes into car damaged in earlier incident
- 8 Take 10 initiative leaves students ‘buzzing’ about literacy
- 9 Sat nav 'takes one for the team' in bridge crash
- 10 Our archives reveal the 'crackpot' idea to re-open disused rail lines