see 'Britain's most festive street' light up for Xmas in Burnham
Burnham-On-Sea cul-de-sac whose stunning display of 100,000 twinkling
Christmas lights has been dubbed 'Britain's most festive street'
by a national newspaper this week was lit up for the festive season
on Monday (December 1st).
eight Trinity Close homes switched on their illuminations at 7pm,
marked with the firing of two fireworks, right, and a line-up
of festive carols and music from Burnham's Curtain Call School
Of Performing Arts, above.
residents have decorated their homes top to bottom with lights,
in addition to roofs, lawns and garden fences, and the display
will be lit each night from 4pm until 10pm until January 4th.
lights raised over £8,000 for charity last year and this
year's collection will benefit PETAL: The Christine Woodberry
Memorial Trust, plus Burnham's rescue hovercraft charity BARB,
Musgrove Park Maternity Ward and Burnham Scouts.
year's display has been featured in the Daily Mail newspaper this
week, which said it was a candidate to be named 'Britain's Most
Nick and Hazel Gardner, right, started the tradition 12
years ago with neighbours Chris Woodberry and his late wife Christine.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've moved the lights around a
little this year and we have several new ones. Several residents
have installed extra new lights this year, so it's great to see
the display continuing to grow each year."
are being invited to make a donation in a number of collection
boxes located around the homes in Trinity Close. Last year the
display raised £8,250, making a total of over £50,000
since the collections started eight years ago.