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'It was good to be back' - that was the view of organisers of a Festive Last Night at the Proms event in Wisbech on Saturday night.

Trevor Wright, who helped organise the event at St Peter's Church, said: "We decided to call it Festive Night of the Proms because we are holding it later in the year than usual.

"Obviously it didn't go ahead last year, and this year we were wary about organising anything for September because of the uncertainty of the pandemic. But we were delighted with the success of Saturday's event and it was genuinely good to be back.

Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513960)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513960)

"We had to limit numbers, not only to accommodate social distancing but also because the heating was broken the church and we were unsure whether we might have to change venues at the last minute.

"But luckily we managed to get the heating repaired just in time to give the church the necessary 24 hours to warm up.

"Everyone was spread out in the church and joined in with singing along to the festive tunes in the first half, which was followed by the more traditional Last Night of the Proms numbers such as Jerusalem in the second half.

Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513951)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513951)

"King's Lynn Town Band performed for us accompanied by soprano Anneli Killen, who was participating for the ninth time. A young boy called Theo Hall got to waive the baton and conduct the band after his dad won an auction bid for him."

The event, which will be the last in the church before its new kitchen and toilet facilities are open, raised around £1,000 for St Peter's.

Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513953)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513953)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513954)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513954)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513956)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513956)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513958)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513958)
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Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513922)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513923)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513923)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513924)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513924)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513925)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513925)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513926)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513926)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513959)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513959)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513960)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513960)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513962)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513962)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513964)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513964)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513966)
Festive edition of the Last Night of the Proms at St Peter's Church. (53513966)


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