20, 2016 Photos:
Burnham-On-Sea Christmas lights switch-on draws big crowds
crowds of spectators turned out to watch ITV West weatherman Bob
Crampton and VIPs switch on Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights on
event, organised by Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade & Commerce,
was held in Victoria Street and was preceded by an afternoon of
live entertainment and family attractions.
were superb festive performances on the stage from Lisa Jane School
of Dance, the Mudlarks, St Andrew's School Choir, Cllr Paul Young,
Brent Knoll School Choir, Coastline Singers, St Joseph's School
Choir and Burnham On Song.
Christmas lights were then switched on by TV weatherman Bob Crampton
alongside Burnham's MP James Heappey, Mayor & Mayoress Michael
and Maria Clarke, Carnival Queen Hannah Sainsbury and Burnham postman
Mark Penfold who has raised an incredible £65,000 for charity
this year, as featured
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was honoured to be invited along
to switch on Burnham's lights - it was great to receive such a warm
welcome and to see everyone getting in a festive mood!"
Christmas also dropped in during the day, arriving on a specially-made
train with the help of Burnham Lions.
a number of Town Centre shops and cafes also stayed open later in
the evening so shoppers could begin their festive shopping, accompanied
by festive tunes from Burnham and Highbridge Town Band in the High
hip-hop Santa Claus, King Alfred Concert Band and visits from Festive
Foxey and a walkabout juggling elf added to the town centre festive
at Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade & Commerce thanked all those
who'd taken part and helped. Among them were the Town Council, who
funded the event, Sedgemoor District Council for free parking across
Burnham after 4pm, and the various groups and individuals who performed
on stage and the traders who attended.
who were thanked included the Chamber's Alex Turco, Deryk Monaghan,
Mark Newman, Kay Haines, Keith Elliott, Rhonda Mills and Phil Hemming
plus Ian Burrage, Burnham Lions, Burnham Carnival Committee, Rob
Davey Electricals, Martin and Dee Lloyd at The Victoria, GC Music,
plus Bev Milner Simonds, Positive Wealth Creation, Keedwells, BARB,
the Police and the Fire Service.
Cook from GC Sound and Light was also specially thanked for his
work on the sound and music system through the day.
of Trade spokesman added: "We thank everyone who helped to
make the event such a success. We are delighted that such a great
number of spectators turned out to watch Burnham's Christmas celebrations
get off to a fantastic start!"
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