Watch: Shrewsbury in full voice for Carols on the Doorstep

Shrewsbury was in full festive voice as neighbours sang Christmas carols together.

Carols on the Doorstep, an idea hatched in the county town which went national, saw streets lit up and the air filled song.

BBC Radio Shropshire played carols and neighbours cheerfully joined in.

Among the streets giving it some gusto were South Hermitage, where residents had fire pits in gardens and people playing instruments. Castlefields was also buzzing with activity, with fairy lights and bunting strung up as people belted out Jingle Bells and other festive favourites.

Shrewsbury mayor Gwen Burgess joined in with neighbours in Meole Brace, Shrewsbury Abbey had socially distanced singing outside its front doors and a sleigh, made by Mary and Nick Lewis from Cross Houses, was pulled around by a tractor to various locations, to the delight of the town's youngsters.

Santa does his rounds

The oldest singer in town was Rosalie Dent, 102, who sang along with fellow residents and their socially-distanced loved ones at Radbrook Care Home.

The event, set up by Katy Rink and Beth Heath, was originally just planned for Shrewsbury, but many other towns and cities up and down the country also go involved.

Choir outside Shrewsbury Abbey

Katy said: "Everyone has made such a wonderful effort to get involved, decorating their homes and streets."

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