The Lamplighter Festival brightened up our evening dog walk here in Todmorden on Saturday.
We took a camera along and hope our snaps capture the atmosphere.
Todmorden sits in in a steep-sided valley so you could stand above the town and watch the parade as it meandered through the streets which was very pretty.
We then moved in for a closer look at the creations and their operators, listen to the drummers and view the more stationary installations.
The festival seems to combine quite an ancient tradition with a futuristic feel too – a bit Blade Runner!
It’s only the festival’s second year, but we think it’s got real potential for a long term future. It’s perfect for a dark winter evening and seems to suit the winding streets and old stone buildings of Todmorden.
Both kids & adults were having fun. In addition to the parade, there were various food stalls and the local bars were doing a roaring trade.
Let’s hope it goes from strength to strength!