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Families line the streets for Gloucester's Christmas lantern parade

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 19, 2012

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FAMILIES lined the streets for a beautiful start to Christmas in Gloucester.

Crowds lined Eastgate Street, where the nautically-themed seasonal parade started to weave its way towards the Cathedral.

Gleaming galleons, hammerhead sharks, seahorses and octopuses fitted in with the theme of I Saw Three Ships.

Children and their teachers from city schools had made the lanterns and carried them proudly before their family and friends.

Rob Williams, from Churchdown, was there to watch his son Joseph, 10, in the parade. With his wife Jane he watched as the procession passed and the Gloucester Christmas lights were switched on.

Dursley resident Heather Smith chanced upon the fun while she waited for a lift.

She said: "It was lovely, so unexpected. It is super, fantastic."

Jemma Daniels from Tredworth braved the chilly air to accompany Taylor Barker, six.

"It is my first lantern celebration," said Taylor, who attends Hatherley Primary School.

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  • hopealliswell  |  November 20 2012, 1:47PM

    Lovely, just lovely to see....well done to those who took part and to those who braved the cool evening and gathered to watch. I think this is very positive news for the people of Gloucester.

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  • Swiss_Tonee  |  November 20 2012, 12:44PM

    Er, there doesn't appear to be many lights on the Christmas lights parade.

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