Story & photos:Vivien Urwodhi
Cold weather could not stop residents attending Firth Park’s annual Christmas festival. Many residents and visitors came to celebrate together, even with freezing weather and the appearance of snow.
It started at 3 o’clock and was hosted by Chris Fox, who had helped organise the event with the Firth Park Festival group. He said, “Without the effort of the community and support from funders, we wouldn’t be able to run the event.”
The Mayor stepped in to show his support for all the attendees at the front stage with members of his family. Lastly, he switched on the display of sparkling fireworks, which delighted children and amazed parents, putting smiles on their faces.
Rev Louise Collins displayed a Christmas tree decorated with prayer cards for those who request some prayer announcement.
There were plenty of refreshments and information laid out on the table for people to view, plus lots of activities to take part in, including music, community choirs and bands, a lantern parade from Hatfield School, a fun fair, Father Christmas, Shine health bus, and more.