Gentle rain didn’t dampen shoppers’ spirits on the evening of this year’s Late Night Shopping.
Shops in the town worked hard to ensure that customers were enticed with the wonderful range of goods on offer, said Adam Bagnall, manager of the Harveys shop, who led the event.
During the traditional themed Dickensian evening, people were drawn by many businesses running special offers and competitions.
The Christmas market at the town hall was busy, Santa was busy dishing out presents to children at Lewes House, there was the town trail and Harveys heavy horses busily delivering Christmas wreaths to businesses throughout the town. Music was a big part of this year’s entertainment with Waterloo Pipe & Drum roaming around the town and delighting people with their quality and enthusiasm.
There was a great variety of music on the evening with carol singers in the Harveys brewery yard and the Silver sounds Drummers in the precinct.
The Food banks of Lewes were out in force, along with St Peter and St James Hospice collecting much needed funds for these respected local charities.
The sum raised on the evening is still to be tallied up, but thanks must go to those involved helping raise money on the evening.