Story compiled by Jamie Marriott | Photos by Patrick Amber and Jackie Jones.
Local artist Patrick Amber has helped deliver yet another spectacular Beacons Lantern Procession. On Facebook he shared his account of the event, along with some photos from the night:
“Holding tightly to my faithful kingfisher, I chased the Sheffield Samba Band and a mass of fantastical creatures into the woods! Amazed and in awe I stared as they became more illuminated the further we went and the darker it became.
“People around me laughed the rain away as we approached the summit, where we were met by a humongous multicoloured spider and friendly penguins, a giraffe-a-corn and a splendid seahorse.
“Deeper into the woods we ventured passing goldfinches and a familiar heron, then out into the open only to be stunned by a Star Wars TIE-fighter falling out of the sky and everybody and everything smiled and danced… 😁
“Thank you everyone who helped make this happen. You are magicians!”
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Others also shared their pictures and praise. Graham Jones said
“Well done to you, Patrick. Thank you for all your genius, hard work. I think everyone agreed it was the best ever!”
Jackie Jones had a few of her own photos to share and said:
“Beacons Lantern festival on Park Wood Springs tonight- fantabulous event.”
Angela Cheetham Wilkinson added in a comment to Patrick’s post:
“You’ve been part of something very special and the kids involved won’t be forgetting it in a hurry 😀😍 “
The event was organised by Friends of Parkwood Springs, who shared a photo album from the night and said:
“What a stunning finale to the 2019 Beacons Lantern Procession! Thank you to everyone for joining us, we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did.”