Torchlit parade starts Year of Culture

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A torchlit procession, led by the Vikings of Mann, has kicked off the 2014 Year of Culture celebrations in Peel.

The procession began at Mill Yard carrying a flaming torch and went along the quayside to Peel Beach.

The lighting of a beacon on Peel beach by the Vikings of Mann to mark the launching of the Island of Culture

The lighting of a beacon on Peel beach by the Vikings of Mann to mark the launching of the Island of Culture

Chairman of Peel Town Commissioners, Ray Harmer, was handed the torch to light a beacon on the beach.

There was then a short firework display.

Mr Harmer said: ‘It was a fantastic start to the Year of Culture.

‘Thanks to John Shakespeare and Ian Davison.

‘There was a fantastic turnout even with the weather so bad.’

 

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