Edwardian night - a showcase for Okehampton's shops
By Richard_Penny | Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 16:39
Next Thursday - 8th December - sees the return of one of the major set pieces in Okehampton's year, when all the delights of Edwardian Night returns. (You'll find pictures of last year here.)
Carols in Red Lion Yard are just a part of Okehampton's Edwardian Night
It's a night which always begins with the joy of the aroma of Christmas fare: mulled wine, barbeques... and, of course, the annual indulgence of Martin's Hog Roast. This year, Farmer Luxton is also taking premises in the town for the night, so there should be meaty treats all round!
If you're feeling the need for some pre-festive pampering, drop in to Heavenly, now well established with the ladies as more necessity than luxury. Across the road you can choose between Boots or Lloyds for your bath time smellies, while you'll find candles as well as an amazing selection of ornaments at Zeals.
It's worth straying from Fore Street up the Arcade, because there's gifts and bargains all the way. Right at the top, Pearsalls have a lovely collection of watches and jewellery, while Leela has some very original stock which has built the shop a loyal following. Step a little way into St James Street and turn left and you'll find In House: more new and traditional ideas for your decor - and plenty of gift ideas.
Back across Fore Street, have a look around Red Lion Yard, particularly Kinderbox if you're looking for something different for the kids. There's plenty going on here, too. The Mayor's carol service will be held in The Yard, and you'll find Father Christmas! here as well And just over Market Street, you'll have the chance to try out Toast - for both coffee and cookware.
For all the practical bits'n'pieces - wrapping paper, pens, budget cooking utensils, glasses - and a whole lot more - Red Lion Bazaar has it all.
The message this Christmas stays the same. Use the town's shops and businesses... there's most things you need, and it sure beats driving to and parking in Plymouth or Exeter.