Hundreds turn out for Audlem Christmas Lights switch-on

The Audlem Christmas Lights switch-on took place on Thursday 27th November 2014 in Audlem.

Entertainment included a choir from Audlem St. James’ Primary School who performed on the steps of St James’ Church and a brass band who performed outside Williams’ Newsagent.

There was the opportunity to float a candle and make a wish to raise funds for the RNLI and ADAS (Audlem District Amenities Society), along with a Christmas Grotto.

Father Christmas arrives via the Audlem Lass water  taxiFather Christmas arrived via the ‘Audlem Lass’ water taxi at 6pm.

This was followed by the switch-on of a large Christmas tree from Geoff & Olive Stretch’s garden, which was sponsored this year by Norman & Trixie Bonnell to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary.

Shops and pubs in the village were open late.

The event was attended and enjoyed by hundreds of people.

Story & Photographs by Jonathan White