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Yuletide in Alton 2010


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There are a few things that come round that show it’s getting close to Christmas – the lights being turned on, the Christmas music, the publication of the Christmas Radio Times, and the various Christmas events that go on around the area.  One of those events has been a regular part of HRB’s Christmas since 2006 – Alton’s Yuletide Festival.

The entire town centre and high street of Alton is turned into a festive event.  Street entertainers, stalls, a market, and of course Stan the Town Cryer amongst numerous other things going on have made this a great event.  It’s always a risk I guess that the weather will intervene, as it did in 2007, but apart from that one year, the organisers have been lucky with the weather.  It even looks as though the temperature may reach the dizzy heights of 5 degrees and stay dry for this Sunday’s event which is apparently going to be bigger and better than ever.

Yuletide in Alton 2009

I’ll be there along with Paul Le Feuvre and the results of what we find will be heard on HRB on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

The other reason it’s a special event for HRB is that in 2008, we won Gold at the National Hospital Radio Awards for our coverage of the 2006 event.   Maybe if this year lives up to its promise, it will see us win an award again. 

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