Downpuur can’t spoil fun

Lantern parade
Lantern parade

POOR weather failed to dampen the spirits of local youngsters who took part in the Children’s Christmas Lantern parade.

Heavy rain and high winds forced the cancellation of the parade through the town centre – with proceedings switched to Parish Church.

Councillor Eric Smith, St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, said:

“It was a shame that we had to change our plans, but the event still generated a magical atmosphere inside the church – which everyone enjoyed.”