AN 11FT tall skeleton, a shoal of giant fish and hundreds of lanterns hand-made by local people illuminated Haverfordwest during the magical ‘River of Lights’ parade on Saturday (October 31).

Crowds of people of all ages came together to take part in the atmospheric procession, which - accompanied by a piper and a drummer - passed along Bridge Street, through Castle Square, along Quay Street, over the river and around Picton Playing Fields to Fortunes Frolic.

Inspired by the folk tale of the Skeleton Woman and the Fisherman, the magical event culminated with a sing-along telling of the story and a spectacular fire sculpture, which went off with a real bang!

“I can’t believe how many people came along,” said Sandy King of Haverfordwest. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything this beautiful before. My children were so chuffed to be carrying lanterns they made themselves. This was definitely a night we will never forget.”

‘River of Lights’ was organised by arts project The Lab Haverfordwest, in collaboration with SPAN Arts and artist Toby Downing, who made and operated the giant skeleton.

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