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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!


On 7th December 2012, Harringay held it's first Lantern Parade. In a symbolic act of neighbourhood unity one parade left from The Gardens area and one from the Ladder. They met in the heart of Harringay, outside the Salisbury where an estimated 400 people took part in the illumination of the Christmas Tree.


All credit to Ant Elder for breathing this event into life and to all the other community members who worked hard to make it happen.


I haven't been able to get any video of the parade from the Gardens, - though Andy Newman is looking. Thank you to Gillian Merchant and Malcolm Hadley for the Gardens stills. Thanks also to Adam Coffman for the still shot of the parade on Green Lanes and to Sue Green for the video clip of the bell ringing children with Santa. David Lammy's rendition of Jingle Bells is available for download on iTunes.

More on the parade in the forum and still pictures in the gallery.


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Comment by GillianM on December 9, 2012 at 15:58

Great video! Thanks Hugh.

Comment by Steve McCarthy on December 11, 2012 at 0:02

Enjoyable record of the event. Well done all.

Comment by Chrisandsally on December 11, 2012 at 15:59

That is lovely. Well done to all involved - especially Ant.

Comment by Charlotte on December 11, 2012 at 16:40

Lovely - Well done Ant.  I am so sorry we couldn't make it.

 

Comment by Geraldine B on December 11, 2012 at 16:44

Gosh it was very cold that night but I am very glad that I went to see it - FANTASTIC job Ant, thank you. And you too Hugh for your wonderful video - you really captured it but the biggest thank you is for David Lammy's rendition of Jingle Bells, hahaha hohoho.

Comment by Ruth on December 11, 2012 at 19:00

what a fabulous community event! Looks wonderful indeed, well done all those who brought this together and so sorry I couldnt be here to take part. Next year? 

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