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Tavistock heads back in time for Christmas

Tavistock holds a Dickensiam evening Credit: ITV Westcountry

Many towns in the west country are getting in the Christmas spirit. Tavistock is heading back in time for its annual Dickensian evening tonight. Shopkeepers dress up in period costume and mulled wine and mistletoe and roast chestnuts flow freely.

Around 12 thousand people are expected to turn up for the festivities, which coincide with the switching on of the Christmas lights.