Valley to shine bright at new lantern event

Lanterns at Fielden Wharf, Todmorden, during the Valley of Lights. Photo by Craig Shaw, Blu Planet Photography
Lanterns at Fielden Wharf, Todmorden, during the Valley of Lights. Photo by Craig Shaw, Blu Planet Photography

The upper Calder Valley will be illuminated with colourful lanterns at a new community event later this year.

Following on from the successful Valley of Lights, a new event called Lamplighter will take place in Todmorden on November 23.

Organised by the Handmade Parade team, Lamplighter will feature a lantern parade, illuminated artwork, night markets, street bands and a few surprises.

Hannah Merriman, Handmade Parade co-ordinator, said: “We want to help Todmorden create an annual event that will light up the whole town for a night and bring people here from far and wide.”