Crowds turn out for Leigh Christmas lights switch-on

Crowds turn out for Leigh Christmas lights switch-on

Crowds turn out for Leigh Christmas lights switch-on

Crowds turn out for Leigh Christmas lights switch-on

Crowds turn out for Leigh Christmas lights switch-on

First published in News

THOUSANDS of people braved the cold and were warmed up by Christmas spirit as Leigh switched on its lights.

The town’s switch-on event and procession drew the crowds on Friday night, with many saying it was the best ever.

Shopkeepers, visitors, residents and children lined the Broadway and Rectory Grove to see marching bands, jugglers, dancers, accordion groups, wheelchair dancers and Santa go past.

The procession finished at St Clement’s Church in the centre of Leigh. This year, the funfair was placed in the new car park behind the Grand Hotel, instead of within the Grand Hotel’s front car park.

It, too was packed, with younger children enjoying a selection of rides.

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10:56am Mon 3 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

Really nice news, great turn out well done the Leigh residents and local town Council.
Really nice news, great turn out well done the Leigh residents and local town Council. Brunning999
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5:50pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Olivia2847 says...

Excellent news - now get rid of the car park charging £3.00 per hour! Ho bleedin ho!
Excellent news - now get rid of the car park charging £3.00 per hour! Ho bleedin ho! Olivia2847
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5:50pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Olivia2847 says...

Excellent news - now get rid of the car park charging £3.00 per hour! Ho bleedin ho!
Excellent news - now get rid of the car park charging £3.00 per hour! Ho bleedin ho! Olivia2847
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6:18pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

No Christmas lights can be worse than those in Hamlet Court Road. They are a disgrace.
No Christmas lights can be worse than those in Hamlet Court Road. They are a disgrace. Alice in Her Own Land :P
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