Singers boost Colyton’s festive lights fund

PUBLISHED: 07:02 20 January 2018

The Chantry Buoys in action at Colyton. Picture: SUBMITTED

The Chantry Buoys in action at Colyton. Picture: SUBMITTED


An open meeting is being planned to discuss and show support for the 2018 Christmas illuminations

Carol singing during the Christmas period in Colyton raised more than £230 for the town’s Christmas lights fund, organisers have revealed.

The special event featured shanty singers The Chantry Buoys.

They travelled around the town on a dray led by two splendid horses and their young groom Georgy Selley, of Devon Country Carriages, at Tritchmarsh Farm.

Also on board was local pianist John Bird, along with folk from Colyton, Umborne, Shute and surrounding villages.

Collection boxes were placed around the town, in local shops and public houses, and were well supported.

A spokesman said: “It is now hoped that the people of the town will attend an open meeting to discuss and show support for the lights of 2018 which bring such cheer to the town. Posters will be displayed nearer the time when a date has been fixed.”

* For the past three years the town’s festive lights have been generously funded by the Colyton Carnival Committee.

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