BMX champion Liam to
switch on Burnham's Christmas lights
BMX cycling champion Liam Phillips is to switch on Burnham-On-Sea's
Christmas lights next month.
Chamber of Trade, which is overseeing the switch-on, said it is
delighted that Liam, who was raised in Burnham, will be lighting
up the town centre on Saturday November 23rd.
produced a sensational performance to become the BMX world champion
in New Zealand in July, as we reported here.
has been an active member of Burnham BMX Club since the age of
four and is a former pupil of Berrow School and Highbridge's King
Alfred School. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing
Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.
Christmas lights switch-on on November 23rd will be held during
a day of free family entertainment outside
the Victoria Hotel in Burnham's Victoria Street.
outdoor Christmas market will be held along Victoria Street from
10am, with local choirs and community groups performing festive
music from 2pm, leading up to the lights switch-on itself at 4.45pm.
Radio Somerset presenter Emma Britton will also be helping to
switch on the lights and the BBC bus will also be in Burnham all
promises to be a superb event to mark the official start of Burnham's
Christmas season and we are delighted to have both Liam and Emma
lined up to light up the town centre," said a Chamber spokesman.