Several meetings of the committee have taken place already and various things are already set for Candlelight this year. The bus fares have changed slightly in that children up to 5 go free but from 5 years to 18 years they will be charged £2.
We are looking at a Victorian theme this year and we are hoping as many people as possible will dress up fo Candlelight. There will be a prize for the costume that our Chairman Andy, thinks is the best. Remember it is Victorian. Costumes that would have been worn in Victorian times.
We are hoping the shops will have victorian themed windows that will stay in place until Christmas and we are also hoping any Dunster residents will decorate their windows too. We already have quite a few who work very hard on making a display in their cottage windows.
Kwabana Lindsay will be back with his wonderful act on the slack rope.
January 2019 Cheque handover
The Chairman of the Candlelight Committee and Hannah Bradshaw met the various groups who had collected for St Margaret's Hospice and handed over the cheques for Candlelight 2018
December 15th 2018
PLEASE NOTE.... YOU DO NOT NEED A TICKET TO COME TO DUNSTER BY CANDLELIGHT.
2018 Candlelight was very wet and blustery but the atmosphere was still good. In 33 years we had never had weather quite like it. We have had slight rain, wind and even snow over the years but never all at the same time. Very little was cancelled and although a few people were put off, the attendance was good.
We don't have a total yet for the collecting for the Hospice except for the Hog Roast which was brilliant and did well in the Tithe Barn. Our volunteers were hanging on to the Gazebo at extra blustery times while still serving. £1,870 was raised which was fantastic and we had some brave very efficient helpers.
EACH YEAR REMEMBER:-
Roads through Dunster are closed Friday 6th December from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 7th 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.