Town packed for late night shopping

Martin Flint with reindeer Bergen at Oakham's late night shopping event
Martin Flint with reindeer Bergen at Oakham's late night shopping event

THE centre of Oakham was filled with delicious foods and happy faces for the town’s annual late night shopping event last night.

From 5pm High Street and Mill Street were shut and the entertainment began as farmers and food companies set up their wares including Lincolnshire cheeses and ostrich burgers.

The Grainstore Brewery were also there serving hot mulled wine to warm up the crowds.

In Market Place a funfair entertained the children who were on their way to see Santa at Oakham Castle,and in Gaol Street a fire entertainer wowed visitors with his daredevil tricks.

Mayor Sharon Spencer said: “There was a lot of people about which was really good.

“I think the highlight was the reindeer in the High Street. They were lovely.”