Primary pupils sing at crib dedication service

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Rev. Andrew Froud with pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir, as they sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

CLITHEROE 29-11-16 Rev. Andrew Froud with pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir, as they sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

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Clitheroe Town Council’s annual crib dedication service took place at the Castle Gates this week.

The service was conducted by the Rev. Andrew Froud and the carol singing was led by children from St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School.

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Joseph, nine, admires the crib as pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

CLITHEROE 29-11-16 Joseph, nine, admires the crib as pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

The service was also attended by Town Mayor Coun. Mark French who gave one of the readings.

Crowds gathered to attend the ceremony which marks the start of the festivities in the town.

The festivities gather pace over the weekend with the Chamber of Trade Christmas Festival from 10-15am on Saturday and the much-loved Walking Nativity departing from the Swan Courtyard at 4-30pm the same day.

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Town Mayor of Clitheroe Coun Mark French during a reading at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

CLITHEROE 29-11-16 Town Mayor of Clitheroe Coun Mark French during a reading at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

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Pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

CLITHEROE 29-11-16 Pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

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Rev Andrew Froud leads the service at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

CLITHEROE 29-11-16 Rev Andrew Froud leads the service at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

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Pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

CLITHEROE 29-11-16 Pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.