Support wanted for Victorian evening

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 November 2013

Fair goers at last year's event

Fair goers at last year's event


ORGANISERS of Portishead’s Victorian evening are looking for stallholders to take part in this year’s event.

The festive street fair, which will take place on December 13, is one of the main fundraising activities for the town’s extensive Christmas lights.

The High Street will be closed to traffic and transformed into a winter wonderland of times gone by, with traders selling wares from stalls in the street.

The shops will also stay open into the evening and traditional music and street entertainment will take place throughout the evening. Visitors and traders are all invited to dress in Victorian costume.

Portishead Christmas lights committee spends thousands of pounds each year on the popular illuminations and relies on events like the Victorian evening to not only keep the lights shining, but also to allow the volunteers who organise them to extend and improve the display each year.

Lights spokesman Barry Randall said: “Fundraising activities take place all year round for the lights, but the Victorian evening is one of the main events, so we hope residents of the town will support it in whatever way they can.”

To book a stall, call Lorraine Schneider on 01275 844956 or email

Street entertainers or anyone who can offer traditional musical entertainment at the event, in keeping with Victorian times, should call Tracey Fowler on 01275 844868 or email

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