09:33AM, Monday 15 September 2014
Peascod Street lit up the night as a bright idea became reality.
The inaugural Windsor night market packed the street on Saturday as hundreds of revellers turned out to support the event and take in the sights and sounds.
Magicians and musicians took to the stage, fairground games and stalls lined the street and a variety of international food flavours were served up, from Peru to France.
The evening follows on the back of a sister event in Maidenhead earlier in the summer and was the result of the Bright Ideas competition.
Judges chose Jeff Lloyd's vision to bring alfresco-style night markets to the streets of the Royal Borough.
Windsor town manager Paul Roach said it changes the focus of night time entertainment, offering something for all the family which fills the gap between shops closing and bars opening.
"It's absolutely phenomenal," he said.
"We have a lot of support and most of the people here are all locals.
"We tried to learn a few lessons from when they did it in Maidenhead. We know we needed a lot for the children.
"People seem to be having a good time which is what it's all about."
Pop and rock six piece band Fully Twisted strutted their stuff from 9pm and lead singer Elaine Given said: "It was brilliant.
"Hopefully they are going to do it regularly, we would like to play here again.
"If I wasn't performing I would be here anyway."
Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service was chosen as the nominated charity for the night and Stormtroopers were out in force collecting for the charity.
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