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West Norfolk villages bring festive cheer with Christmas star trails

West Norfolk villages are keeping community morale high this festive season by hosting Christmas Star Trail events for residents to join and spread some Christmas cheer.

West Lynn, Narborough, Terrington St Clement, Clenchwarton and the Walpoles are just some of the villages taking part in the December events.

The Trail Blazers, the group who previously organised the popular Scarecrow Trails during the summer and again at Halloween, are now organising a Star Trail.

This year's scarecrow festival at Walpole, Terrington and Clenchwarton. Ian Maguire is pictured with the scarecrows his wife Tracey made
This year's scarecrow festival at Walpole, Terrington and Clenchwarton. Ian Maguire is pictured with the scarecrows his wife Tracey made

Charlotte Gibbs, one of the organisers, said: “We are trying to keep spirits high and the village camaraderie going. We want to try and encourage people to their their chin up at the moment. I’ve got three kids and they love to see the Christmas lights.

“People will be able to walk or drive around the villages and admire the lights while still socially distancing. The only thing we ask is for people to hang a star to show they are part of the trail.”

The event spans West Lynn, Clenchwarton, Terrington St Clement, The Tilney villages and the Walpole villages, it even extends to villages in Lincolnshire.

Charlotte added: “The list keeps growing. We have separate Facebook pages for each village with a list of the roads that are taking part. A map will be drawn up for each village ready for December.”

The event is taking place throughout December and anyone from the villages can take part by joining their village’s Christmas star trail Facebook page.

Narborough Sports and Social Club Committee has rallied the troops ready to spread some festive spirit with their Christmas Trail . Within hours of sharing on their Facebook page, several families had already signed up, with lots more interested.

Aimee Jeffries, a member of Narborough Sports and Social Club committee, said: “After a awful year for most, we are organising a Christmas Trail around the village of Narborough. As Narborough’s population has increased massively, we have many younger children. We want to ensure they all have a smile on their face this year.

“Our main priority is to illuminate our local village with spectacular Christmas lights. Narborough is a lovely village who always stick together. We held a Halloween trail and had 19 hourses take part, but we would love for the Christmas Trail to be even bigger and better.”

The free event, which is sponsored by Narborough business G & S Windows, Doors and Conservatories, asks for donations to the village church.

Their sponsors will be providing prizes for the best dressed house and other awards. Residents of Narborough can get involved through the Narborough Christmas Trail event page on Facebook. It runs from December 19-24.

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