Newton Abbot Town Council News
Newton Abbot Victorian Evening
Wednesday 5th December saw the annual Victorian Evening take place in Newton Abbot in the Market Square. It is a well known event now in the South Devon area and everyone looks forward to the charity evening with the Victorian atmosphere.
The night kicked off with bell ringing from St Leonards Tower. Then the entertainment started with the return of children’s entertainer ‘Elfic’ in the Market Square throughout the evening.
Once again the Market Square was jam packed with local charity stalls selling their wares. In total there were 35 stalls selling Christmas items from tree and garden decorations, homemade cakes and fudge, sweets and buns to Christmas cards and lucky dips’.
This year the ‘best dressed stall’ went to ‘Ogwell Women’s Institute’ they received £50 for their charity, congratulations to all the efforts they had put into making their stall and volunteers look fantastic.
Newton Gospel Group and Newton Community Choir entertained shoppers during the evening with their carol singing in the Market Square between 6.45 pm and 7.15pm.
The stilt walking policeman was also in the town centre entertaining the general public throughout the evening. Children were also entertained by a gentleman on a penny farthing who was making balloon models for the children, Spectrum Orchestra and walkabout magic in Courtenay Street, along with stalls selling world food in Courtenay Street.
Santa was in residence in his Clock Tower grotto this year making nearly £70 for the mayor’s charities. He will also be there again on selected December Saturdays in December and late night Wednesdays (12th & 19th). Why not come and visit him. Visit the Town Council website for more details.
Natalie Hicks, the Events Co-ordinator for the Town Council said ‘The event was a great success. A massive thankyou to everyone for coming out and putting in so much effort as the charity stalls looked very festive with a Victorian twist, as always the entertainers put on a great show for the crowd and the people of Newton Abbot came out in force to support the event, we hope to see you all again on our next Wednesday late night shopping.’