Sunday, 6 December 2009

Durham Xmas Festival and Duck Race

The Durham festival has been in progress this weekend, with the Xmas market and Durham University students' famous charity duck race taking place this afternoon. The charities that were being supported by the duck race were Water Aid and a local hospice. This first shot shows a brave student ticket seller in appropriate garb.

The launching of the ducks into the river Wear from Elvet bridge.

The actual Xmas market takes place within a marquee erected on Palace Green just in front of the cathedral. I took some candid shots but for the most part asked people if they minded having their photos taken. Only one person refused, as I was not "The Official Photographer".

Many of the stall holders dress in traditional costume, and this lovely couple smiled very nicely for the camera.

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