I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks for the efforts of so many in making Dickens of a Christmas the success it was.
What many attending are not aware of, is the amount of effort, planning and hard work that goes on behind the scenes, for many months prior to our Dickens Day by a focused and committed group of Dickens Day devotees. The members of the group are too numerous to name but they all know who they are and I offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to them all.
I cannot let my thanks go by without also recognising the fantastic effort and again the commitment, of the businesses in the town, who with superb window displays or indeed stalls, are constantly offering a huge portfolio of product and services at excellent prices and I hope, cannot fail to be encouraged by the supportive comment and compliment of our visitors on the day.
Dickens of a Christmas is a very happy day in Olney with many smiles and great courtesy demonstrated by all and even the weather was yet again eventually kind !
Long may it all continue and best wishes to everyone involved from inception through to delivery and participation.
Here's to Dickens of a Christmas 2010 when we can do it all again.
Cllr Mike Hughes Chair of the Dickens of a Christmas Committee.