Full steam ahead - without the steam

on 27 November 2017.

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When it was first announced that Hungerford’s beloved Extravaganza was dropping its Victorian theme, there were fears that the event may suffer from a drop in support, given that Hungerford has a reputation for, er, resisting innovation. Not a bit of it. It seems the town was more than ready for a change. Organisations and businesses took to the new format in a heartbeat and sponsorship has been as generous as it ever. The money which has been raised

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enables the Hungerford Chamber of Commerceto put on a spectacular Christmas Extravaganza 2017, maintaining not just a cherished occasion for the whole town, but maintaining a valuable fundraising opportunity for community organisations, schools and charities.

Start 5pm
Parade 7pm
Fireworks 9pm

The format remains the same, kicking off with the official opening at 5pm on the steps of the Town Hall as the band strikes up. A magnificent parade including Father Christmas with some real reindeer begins at 7pm and the traditional closing out of the events with fireworks will be happening at 9pm.

In between there will be the fun fair, big wheel, helter skelter, bands, stalls, walking entertainers and Scottish Pipe band as well as great street food with more details being announced in the coming days.

hungerford victorial extravaganza

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