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" Keswick Christmas Fayre "
Date & start time: Sunday 1st December 2013.
Location of Start : George Fishers at lunchtime.
Places visited : Moot Hall and Market Place, Keswick
Walk details : Just a quick stroll around, plus another at the end of the day.
Walked with : Myself.
Weather : Overcast but dry.
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It is the first Sunday in December and the streets of Keswick are closed in order to hold the Keswick Christmas Fayre.
Father Christmas is due to arrive with his reindeers and sleigh
and the town folk join in with stalls and amusements to entertain the locals and visitors alike.
I'm working in the shop today but I was able to get out at lunchtime.
No Fish and Chips for me, I've just eaten at the best little cafe in town ( blatant advert there . . . did you notice ?)
Buzzing with activity this Sunday lunchtime.
The Cockermouth Mechanics, the same band we saw at the Loweswater Show
The Human Fruit Machine . . . just get them to pick three fruit the same to win !
The team from Lakeland Radio are interviewing the ventriloquist with the Rabbit.
At the bottom of the square the Ladies Morris Dancers are putting on a display.
Time to meet Santa . . . and Mrs Hollyberry !
He had arrived by Reindeer . . .
. . . who were now relaxing in the penned off section of the square.
Hang on . . . I know that girl . . . Louise works in the shop with me . . . must be her day off !
At the top of the square, the Gingerbread House as I make my way back to work at the end of my lunchtime.
See the fun of the Fayre . . .
Click to start a short video . . . and then sit back and enjoy the full atmosphere.
( Click on the YouTube full-screen icon to see a larger version of the video )
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The event has brought a large crowd into the town . . . and we have been busy today too.
Time flies and the evening draws nigh . . . and it was time for the reindeers to fly away too.
Hold your cursor over the picture to say goodbye . . . till Christmas Day.
At the end of the afternoon I returned to the square.
Most of the crowds had gone, the stage was being packed away and the last customers were sampling the delights of the Gingerbread House.
Interestingly, this is the first December I can remember when there has been Christmas Lights and leaves on the tree at the same time.
It has obviously been a very mild Autumn.
Brysons of Keswick's festive window display . . . full of seasonal goodies.
The workmen are tidying away the market stalls.
" Say no more " or at least . . . no need to say any more !
Making my way home I pass "Love the Lakes" window.
Keswick Collectables . . . always an interesting window in summer or winter.
Back home and time to think about our Christmas now . . .
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Canon 1100D SLR digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . .a set of "Jingle Bells" to hand.
Previous walk - 30th Nov 2013 - Local Mellbreak and Crummock Water
A previous time up here - Saturday 17th December 2011 Keswick Christmas
Next walk - 4th Dec 2013 - Sherran, Bill and Angie.