More than 1,000 turn out for Epping carol service

Some of the 1,000 carolers at the concert in Epping - Picture: David Court

Some of the 1,000 carolers at the concert in Epping - Picture: David Court

Members of St John's school band - Picture: David Court

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Sub Editor

MORE than 1,000 people attended the 10th anniversary of a town centre carol service.

Carols on the green off Epping High Street were led by the choir and band of St John’s School in the town as people braved the threat of rain to celebrate the season.

Mark Harvey, of the Rotary Club of Epping Forest, which organised the event, said: “Both Rotary clubs in Epping would like to thank the people of the town for attending.

“It was a tremendous achievement to have over 1,000 people there in the soggy conditions.

“We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

Money towards schools in and around the town was collected during the service.

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