Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Ulverston Lantern Festival

CROWDS lined Ulverston’s cobbled streets as thousands more lit up the night with an array of colourful lanterns.

The town’s annual Lantern Festival saw various home-made creations, all tentatively carried by their proud makers, sweep through Ulverston on Saturday night.

Converging in County Square, lantern makers formed a continuous stream of light as the precession made its way through the town to Ford Park.

Lantern makers were given a glimpse of their creations on the ‘big screen’ thanks to the Second Ulverston Scout Group’s creation.

Parading through the town with a gigantic film camera lantern, featuring Laurel and Hardy artwork, the scout group’s creation projected live images of the parade onto an accompanying screen.

Group scout leader, Gavin Knott, said the group wanted to showcase the effort and creativity of fellow lantern makers.

He said: “The idea came from a friend of mine who suggested we make a film camera to tie in with the Stan Laurel theme.

“Then one of our assistant cub leaders, Robert Maddock, came up with the idea of having an actual video camera to go alongside it.”

Mr Knott said around 120 scouts, cubs and leaders had spent two weeks constructing the lantern at the Dragley Beck-based scout hut.

Among the parade of lanterns stood one particularly recognisable design. Hours after Ambush was launched, a crew of 12 mechanical engineers that worked on the project proudly held aloft their lantern tribute to the Barrow-built submarine.

Beaming through the tissue paper casing, from inside the willow frame, shone green glow sticks, representing the submarine’s nuclear reactor.

Graduate mechanical engineer, Ryan Devlin, 26, said: “The reaction from people has been surreal: everyone clapping and cheering us.

“We’ve had a great time making it. Everyone has chipped in and helped out.”

Have your say

Be the first to comment on this article!

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


North West Evening Mail What's on search

Powered by

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk

Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:


Does Barrow attract enough top acts to its entertainment venues?



Show Result


Will you be voting in the 2015 General Election?



Show Result

Great Daffodil appeal 2015

Homes and gardens 21

Power to switch

Resource Cumbria

Walk to remember

Choosing a secondary school

To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out