Lanterns on Camden Road were out of this world

Picture: Stuart Lawrence

Lanterns on Camden Road were out of this world

14th February 2019

THE skies of Tunbridge Wells lit up last weekend as hundreds of people took part in the annual Winter Lantern Parade, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary.

With the theme being ‘outer space’ many of the designs focussed on space rockets, astronauts, glowing aliens and even the Clangers, but the usual array of dragons and oriental shapes were present to celebrate Chinese New Year.

For the first time in its decade long history, the parade finished at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, after revellers first snaked their way down Camden Road from Royal Victoria Place.

The previous start and finish point at Civic Way and St Barnabas School was no longer suitable due to the sheer number of people that now take part in the annual winter event.

Local people of all ages joined in the fun, and support this year came from Tunbridge Wells Round Table who used their road and crowd management experience from their annual Dunorlan Park Fireworks display, which sees similar numbers.

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