|Wish upon a star...|
The weekend saw me covering the last of this years Christmas Lights switch-ons. This time I was back in East Anglia in the north Essex town of Great Dunmow. A whole year of planning had gone into the event, with the High Street closed off to traffic on this Saturday afternoon, and instead of cars, there were rides, games, stalls and even a (rather challenging) ice rink in their place. An enormous inflatable stage filled the width of the road and it was there that the local school chidren sang, the dance schools performed, No Limits Street Band gave a lively performance and finally at 6pm, the jolly man himself, counted-down to the big switch on.
It was truly an afternoon for all the family.
For more pictures, check out the Dunmow Broadcast p6-8 and the online galleries Lights Switch-on and Ice Rink
(There have been issues with some browsers not displaying the galleries - apologies if this happens to you...they are working on it!)