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Alight! festival a big success

Posted on September 28 2005 at 2:26:49

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Alvechurch Alight! 2005 exceeded all expectations and provided a big boost to community spirits at the start of autumn.

The Saturday evening lantern procession again attracted a large crowd of up to 2,000 people, despite attempts to keep it lower key this year.

But the high-spirited revellers, who came from all over the area, were mainly well ordered, while a larger police and steward presence at Alvechurch FC’s ground for the spectacular fireworks finale helped to make it a very successful event (see more here).

The Sunday events at Alvechurch Cricket Club were also well attended, with the only let-down being the 11th-hour cancellation of the popular Battle of the Bands because of a licensing mix-up.

As ever, the big question now is: What about next year?

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