By David Tingley
The village was not only festooned with the usual pretty Christmas lights but, on Lindfield Festival Night, the High Street was closed and bustling with folk of all ages.
This year’s event was held early in December and certainly brought the crowds out. Fortunately for organisers - Lindfield Parish Council - the evening was both dry and relatively warm!
Lindfield Primary Academy got the party started with a rousing set of Christmas songs and carols. But there was other music too, as Mid Downs Radio provided all the hits from their mobile broadcast unit on the High Street, where students from Rok Skool took their turns to show off their talents late, plus Lindfield’s newest coffee shop Lindfield Coffee Works had a musician in residence for the night.
The food offering was varied this year with the likes of churros from The Toll House, curry from the Scouts, a fish and chip van and also arm mulled wine, among others.
Of course, as usual, younger children (and some older ones!) enjoyed a visit to Father Christmas at the back of the United Reformed Church hall.
It’s one of those evenings in the village’s calendar when its great to come out, bump into friends and celebrate being a community together.
Thank you to Lindfield Parish Council for organising the event on an annual basis.