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Alderney Week goes out with a bang

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Around 2,000 torchbearers created a river of fire along the streets of St Anne this weekend to mark the close of the 70th Alderney Week.

The Torchlight Procession ending the 70th anniversary of Alderney Week led by Miss Alderney Poppy Taylor and Town Crier Robin Whicker in Victoria Street. (Picture by Ilona Soane-Sands)

The Torchlight Procession is one of the festival’s most striking events and each year more and more people choose to take a torch and form a part of it.

Led by Miss Alderney, Poppy Taylor, and Town Crier Robin Whicker, the procession began at the Island Hall and curved its way down Victoria Street and onto the Butes.

On the Butes people threw their torches into a huge bonfire, before enjoying a 15-minute spectacular fire work display, closing Alderney Week with a bang.

Bryony Harris, the Alderney Week team leader said she was proud of what their team had accomplished.

It is their second year running the event.

She said: ‘I think it’s gone really well. I am so proud of everything we have done this week.

‘The team has worked so very hard, on so little sleep, and together managed what we thought was impossible. Thank you to everyone who came forward to volunteer for everyone else who helped get us through this very intense week.’

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