December 6th 2018
PLEASE NOTE.... YOU DO NOT NEED A TICKET TO COME TO DUNSTER BY CANDLELIGHT.
UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SOME BUSES AND TRAINS THAT HAVE SOLD OUT OF SEATS AND THEY ARE ON FACEBOOK SAYING TICKETS TO CANDLELIGHT ARE SOLD OUT. THAT MEANS THEIR TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT NOT CANDLELIGHT!!!!!
Sadly West Somerset Brass Band won't be able to play in the Yarn Market on Friday night. We had hoped Watchet Town Band (a smaller group) could step in but unfortunately that isn't possible either. We will miss that Brass Band sound.
A couple of days to go still lots to do. The Swags for the Yarn Market are coming along thanks to all the greenery collected last weekend.
The weather has been causing some problems even before the Event. The NT park most of the residents of Dunster in the grounds of the Castle (if we didn't park the residents there would be no room for Candlelight). Unfortunately the volume of rain that we have had in the last few weeks has meant that a lot of the parking area is waterlogged. The space we usually have has been dramatically reduced.
The children of Dunster School have had an afternoon with Sally Mann making some lanterns so that they can carry them on poles in the Procession.
Students from Foxes Academy spent a morning making their special lanterns to carry in the lighting procession on the Friday. (Friday only starting 6pm).
The Christmas Tree is up and decorated with the lights.
We are busy getting the buckets ready for collecting in aid of the Hospice and this year in the Tithe Barn we have a special Pynes of Somerset Hog Roast. £5 will buy you a pork bap with apple sauce. Neil the Chef will be overseeing the Hog and volunteers will be helping with the serving.
Sadly the Scouts are unable to do their pancakes this year
Lots of shops are open and they will be busy doing their Christmas windows during the week. All the food outlets will be sorting out their menus.
Don't forget to go to West Street where the Sutton Household Soldiers have games to play, there will be music and a Chocolate Tombola in the Gazebos. West Street has some lovely olde world cottages.
The road signs will be going up during the week up to candlelight so please note:-
Roads through Dunster are closed Friday 7th December from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 8th December from 4pm to 9pm. No parking is allowed in Dunster.
Candlelight buses run from Minehead, Watchet, Williton, Porlock and Wheddon Cross.
The Lantern Lighting Procession is on the Friday ONLY starting 6pm on the Steep.
The Sutton Household Soldiers March through the village with flaming torches and Drums on Saturday night at about 7pm starting in West Street and ending in the centre of the High Street.