Crafty Sheffield youngsters enjoy festive lantern parade

Craft making at Woolley Woods, Wincobank
Craft making at Woolley Woods, Wincobank
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FESTIVE fun has gripped a Sheffield neighbourhood with youngsters enjoying making crafts and a lantern parade.

The craft-making session was held in Woolley Woods, Wincobank, and organised by Catherine Nuggents, from Sheffield Council’s woodlands team.

Bridget Ingle, a community activist in the suburb, said: “There was the chance to make wreaths, tree decorations and lanterns.

“The session also offered forged steel making, where the children could make a special hook for their Santa stocking.

“It was a great event and well attended. It was cold but there were lots of braziers keeping everyone warm.”

The session was followed by a lantern parade.

Bridget said: “More than 250 took part in the parade from St Thomas’ Church to the Wincobank Village Christmas tree on Barrow Road.

“The church choir and musicians led the carol singing and the area was lit up with the lanterns the children from Wincobank and Concord school and the Wincobank Scout group had made.

“A fabulous festive spread of food was put on in St Thomas’ after the event.

“This is the third year we have held the parade.”