Whalley Pickwick Night 2011: PHOTOS

SNOOKER sensation Shaun Murphy officially launched the annual Whalley Pickwick Night celebrations last night.

Crowds of people descended into the village to see the 2005 world champion kick-start the three-hour extravaganza, which has been hailed a success.

Father Christmas visited Whalley Pickwick Night. G011211/2c

Father Christmas visited Whalley Pickwick Night. G011211/2c

The event, which celebrated its 23rd year, saw the village take a step back in time and soak up the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas during a mammoth festive street fair with a Dickensian theme.

The shops remained open until 9 p.m. with staff wearing Victorian-style dress as they sold Yuletide gifts to hundreds of visitors who travel from far and wide to enjoy the festival.

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