Camelford Town Council were delighted with the success of the Winter Festival, which saw Camelford and its skies being lit up for Christmas. John Cleave of Fishermans Friends officially switched on the lights followed by an amazing firework display courtesy of Celebration Pyrotechnics. Esther Greig, Town Clerk said “This was my first Winter Festival as Clerk of Camelford Town Council, and I was thoroughly impressed by how hard everyone worked to make this a success. It was lovely to see so many people support this event by turning up to join in the fun. Our thanks go to the Lighting Team who have spent many hours on the lights ensuring they are safe and in good working order, the Events Working Group, Chaired by Kirsty Ferguson and local business for organising entertainment and food/drink stalls.” Earlier in the day, senior citizens enjoyed a wonderful Christmas meal courtesy of Peggy Ellison and Kirsty Ferguson who provided over 200 mince pies. The lunch was accompanied by the Choir of Camelford Primary School, and thanks were given to Lucy Brindley and her choir for bringing extra Christmas cheer to the event.
The day also saw the culmination of 24 Year 10 students hard work on a photography project organised by Amanda Musgrave, Deputy Town Clerk, and Gerard McMahon of Sir James Smith’s School. Councillors Andy Shaw and Claire Hewlett judged all the entries, together with Amanda Musgrave. Councillor Claire Hewlett said “We were really stunned by the quality of the photography and it was really difficult to come to a decision. But a winner needed to be chosen, and their photography stood out because of the quality, creativity and eye for detail. It was also clear that the winner took time to visit different locations within the Parish and therefore best fulfilled our brief of promoting Camelford.”
The winners were announced by John Cleave (Fishermans Friends):
Harvey Robinson – Winner of £100 Amazon Voucher
Caitlin Sleep – 2nd prize £50 Amazon Voucher
Charlotte Harries – 3rd prize £25 Amazon Voucher
Highly commended for their photography were Max Vince for his brilliant photo of Roughtor and Lewie Nicholls for his waterfall photo.
Harvey will be working with Camelford Town Council to photograph all events during the year, and provide photography to update the website and other marketing material to promote Camelford and the Town Council’s work.