Fantastic fun for families at Portishead’s annual Victorian night

Rosemary Little and Kay Rowe from Portishead Floral Art SocietyPortishead Victorian Fair15,12,17

Rosemary Little and Kay Rowe from Portishead Floral Art SocietyPortishead Victorian Fair15,12,17 - Credit: Archant

It appeared the clocks had been turned back more than a century in Portishead on Friday night.

The Highly Strung Band. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The Highly Strung Band. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

The ever-popular Victorian Evening was staged in the town centre and drew a large crowd into Portishead.

Fairground rides, lots of market stalls selling gifts and more besides made for a fantastic night of family fun.

There was also a large selection of hot food and drink stands too – enough to warm even the coldest of hands on a chilly December evening.

And all the excitement took place under the fantastic backdrop of Christmas lights which once again provide the town with a real festive glow this year.

Roger Green and Diane Roberts from the Make a Wish Foundation. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Roger Green and Diane Roberts from the Make a Wish Foundation. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant


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Several people also dressed up in Victorian attire to bring an extra historical edge to proceedings.

The Times will be publishing the Portishead Tree of Light messages in next week’s paper, which will come out on December 28 due to the Christmas holidays.

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Portishead Victorian Evening. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Portishead Victorian Evening. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Portishead Churches Together's walk of serenity. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Portishead Churches Together's walk of serenity. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Lindsay Smith and Dot Lewis from Portishead Churches Together. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Lindsay Smith and Dot Lewis from Portishead Churches Together. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

The misteltoe was utilised by Portishead Lions. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The misteltoe was utilised by Portishead Lions. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Frankie Wilmott and Freddie Chiverton. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Frankie Wilmott and Freddie Chiverton. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Rides at Portishead Victorian Evening. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Rides at Portishead Victorian Evening. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Giles Morris at the fair. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Giles Morris at the fair. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Giles Morris at the fair. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Giles Morris at the fair. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Richard and Liz Altwasser with Heidi the donkeyPortishead Victorian Fair15,12,17

Richard and Liz Altwasser with Heidi the donkeyPortishead Victorian Fair15,12,17 - Credit: Archant

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