Malmesbury's Late Night Shopping on Friday 2nd was judged a great success and one of the best for years. The Market Cross hosted Santa's Grotto and Market Stalls; there were around thirty Christmas Stalls in the High Street and Oxford Street; many premises were open offering shopping and hospitality and the Hub was filled with nineteen craft stalls. The Town Centre was full of lights and songs and music and mulled wine and candy floss and a great time was had by all.

The Mayor's Awards for the best shop windows went to Paul Newton Goldsmith, French Grey and the Cherry Tree.

We would like to thank all those involved for their contribution, with apologies for omissions. * All the stall-holders and shops and premises who opened * All the premises who decorated their windows. *All the individuals and businesses who sponsored over fifty Christmas trees on their buildings. * Willis Brothers for the Market Cross Christmas tree. *The Police, Fire & Rescue Service and Wiltshire Council for their public information displays. * Malmesbury Morris, Athelstan Players, Hullavington Recorder Group and Hope Church Singers for entertainment. * South Cotswolds Rotary Club for Santa and the Co-op for sweets. * Nurdens for arc lights. * Carnival Committee for advice and road signs. * Soldiers from REME, Lyneham for stewarding traffic. * Town Hall staff who manned the Town Hall and had organised the Christmas Lights in the town. * Ash and Lisa for organising the Market Cross stalls. * Members of the Town Council and Town Team who planned and ran the event.

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