Revellers out in sparkling form to welcome in the New Year

Lauren Cook and Debbie and Cory Facey and (front) Saskia Hix at the New Year's Eve party at Holbeach Community Centre. SG311214-115TW
Lauren Cook and Debbie and Cory Facey and (front) Saskia Hix at the New Year's Eve party at Holbeach Community Centre. SG311214-115TW

David and Karen Clark, Mick and Jackie Doades at Springfields Events Centre. SG311214-100 TW.

Revellers poured into pubs around the district, some of which were holding special ticketed events or were charging at the door.

In Spalding there were organised parties at the South Holland Centre and Springfields Events Centre and in Holbeach a fancy dress event took place at the Community Centre.

David Norton, Springfield Horticultural Society chief executive, said everyone was in festive mood at the Events Centre.

He said: “We had about 350 people at our annual New Year’s Eve party.

“They enjoyed a three-course meal and danced until the early hours to the Wild Boys band.

“Then at midnight there was a balloon drop to welcome in the New Year.”

On the other side of town another party was taking place at the South Holland Centre.

One hundred and 20 people enjoyed a hot buffet and dancing to the Steve Janson disco.

At midnight, everyone had party poppers so 2015 could come in with a bang.

Revellers turned out in fancy dress in Holbeach for a Princess and Pirates party at Holbeach Community Centre.

Two hundred and 40 people were entertained in the centre that had been transformed with a pirate ship stage.

Cheryl Gratton, treasurer, said: “It was a fantastic night. It took four days to set up with our marquee, which we use for special occasions and weddings, and for my husband, Nick, to build the stage.

“But the centre looked fabulous.

“Some families have been booking tables for 10 years and there is a waiting list. They bring their own food and drink which works really well for us, but there is still a huge clearing up exercise for us.

“Next year’s theme is farming, so goodness knows what Nick will build for the stage - maybe a tractor! Whatever it is will be fun.”

More New Year pictures on page 20.