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Did you attend the annual Woodbridge carol concert?

PUBLISHED: 10:35 24 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 24 December 2018

The carol service in Woodbridge was interupted by a fire engine Picture: GEOFF SPRINGETT

The carol service in Woodbridge was interupted by a fire engine Picture: GEOFF SPRINGETT

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An eventful evening at the annual Woodbridge carol concert saw attendees raise over £1,000 for charity.

The 67th annual concert at the town’s Market Hill had barely got underway when carollers were disrupted by fire engines which had headed to the area.

A fire alarm had gone off in the premises of St Mary’s Church, requiring a call out from the emergency services.

Not long after the service was able to get back underway.

Rotary president Sandy Hamilton was on hand to present a Christmas tree to the mayor of Woodbridge, David Mortimer with Reverend Clive Howard of St John’s Church led the concert around the illuminated tree.

A police car also added to the emergency service presence on the evening but rather than interrupting the evening it heralded the arrival of Father Christmas who climbed the stairs of the Shire Hall to give out thousands of sweets to excited children.

Organisers said: “It was a lovely but cold evening and a large crowd was assembled on the Market Hill.

“It was truly a fantastic evening and during the event a collection was held for the Just 42 charity and over £1000 was donated.”

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