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have a good time while you do it and support the local economy as well. All of the shops in the town will be open until 9pm but the things that give the whole place its market atmosphere are the street stalls – more than fifty of them - selling everything from food to clothes and jewellery. The range of food on offer has to be seen to be believed: cheeses, charcuterie, cakes, chocolates, wild boar and fish; food for taking away and food for eating right there and then as you shop, including a hog roast. There will be roundabouts and rides for the children, there will be music and dancing, there will be animals too, and of course there will be Father Christmas. And when you are flagging you will find that one of the very best bits is simply sitting down with a glass of mulled wine in St Mildred’s Church while the choir sings carols. The Chamber of Commerce has ordered one hundred Christmas trees from Hole Park and the lights are waiting to go up. Tenterden will look spectacularly Christmassy and you simply cannot afford not to be there otherwise I’m afraid that Christmas won’t officially start for you. I can’t wait.

November 2014

© Lewis Brockway

The Onion Magazine


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