Sir Terry Pratchett switches on Burnham-On-Sea Xmas lights
crowds turned out to watch leading author Sir Terry Pratchett
switch on Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights on Saturday (November
Terry and the Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, hit a plunger at 4.45pm
to light up the town for the festive season.
afternoon of festive entertainment took place outside the Victoria
Hotel in Victoria Street featuring schoolchildren from St Andrew's
School and St Joseph's School performing Christmas songs, followed
by the Mudlarks Community Choir and local rock group Vermin. Father
Christmas arrived in style onboard a train specially built by
Burnham Lions Club. Click
here for online video coverage of the switch-on.
Terry - who was joined on stage by Burnham's Mayor, the town's
Carnival Queen and Princesses - told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
been a great honour to switch on the lights and I thank everyone
for the warm welcome."
attractions included the BEES (Burnham Excellent Entertainment
Society) providing face painting, displays by local services including
BARB, Burnham Police and the fire brigade, plus Burnham Lions.
Rhonda Mills, Chairman of Burnham's Chamber of Trade, which organised
the event, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm delighted with how
it went and we were really pleased to see such huge crowds turning
out to watch the switch-on."
"Sir Terry was superb - and we're very grateful to him supporting
the start of our festive season here in Burnham. It was a superb
afternoon for the town."
here for online video coverage of the switch-on