Frost Fair makes St Leonards sparkle

St Leonard's Frost Fair 2016. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-161127-094900001

St Leonard's Frost Fair 2016. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-161127-094900001

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The fifth annual Frost Fair created a spectacle on the streets of St Leonards on Saturday.

An assortment of frost maidens, ice queens and jolly Jack Frost, wearing eye-catching costumes, formed a procession down London Road to the seafront. The parade contained figures from literature, mythology and folklore and reviving a European tradition stretching back to the Middle Ages.

The Fair, which enjoyed cold, clear weather, was officially opened by local traditional singing group Rattlebag. A procession, which included drumming group Stix, made its way back to Kings Road, where a special festive market was in full swing.

The Frost Fair has become part of the local calendar and takes place on the last Saturday in November.

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