Christmas Market A Success Despite Weather

Dozens of islanders braved last night’s wet weather to attend a Christmas market at St Mary’s Hall Hotel.

Hotel Manager, Joan Shiles, said she hoped the event, which raised £140 for Cancer Research UK, would put something back into the community.

The stalls featured a whole range of products with everything from St Agnes teddy bears to cakes from the Tea Temple.

Music was provided by the Scilly Sirens Female Choir.

They mixed some of their existing programme with songs chosen especially for the one-hour programme.

Conductor and arranger Debbie Wainwright said the dining room was a good venue to sing in and the evening had been great fun.

Unfortunately, the poor weather meant the St Agnes ladies couldn’t make it to sing with the rest of the choir, which can number up to 50 singers. And Debbie says they’re still recruiting.

The Sirens are going to have a busy pre-christmas run. They’ll be singing next Wednesday for the Marie Curie Fund and again on Friday week at the Methodist church.

See more photos of the event in our gallery