The night was cold, but a warm response came from crowds at Pevensey’s first Dickensian evening.
Under clear skies scores of children, parents, locals joined Santa’s procession to his grotto; enjoyed entertainment galore and marvelled at Harveys’ dray horses Monty and Winston.
Stalls were inviting, St Nicolas Church was welcoming, and hospitable hostelries served games and chill-beating fare.
Local firms provided sponsorship; nearly 40 donated prizes. Eastnor House won best dressed window.
Lin Clark, founder of organiser Pevensey Villages Partnership, said, “I was bowled over by the enthusiasm from the village communities. The evening surpassed all expectations - thanks to all involved.”