Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011 Report: Burnley Christmas Lights switch-on 2011

A HUGE crowd gathered to see Fireman Sam switch on Burnley's Christmas lights today.

Thousands of people descended on St James’s Street to enjoy the festive entertainment.

They were treated to live music from the Burnley Alliance Silver Band, performances from Burnley’s Got Talent finalists and a visit from Father Christmas.

A spectacular rooftop firework display rounded off the event.

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle, who attended the switch-on, said: “I have never seen the town as busy, there were a few thousand people.

"It was heaving and that was at half past two.”

Coun Peter McCann said: “Burnley’s Christmas Lights Switch On Event is an excellent showcase of local artists and confirms the treasure trove of talent that Burnley has to offer.”

The event was attended by the Mayor and the Mayoress of Burnley, Coun David Heginbotham and Mrs Joan Heginbotham.

The switch-on marks the start of Christmas late night shopping, with many shops staying open until 8pm every Thursday.

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10:09pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Was Jess there too, or had it sneaked off to cr@p on my lawn. Dirty little vermin.
Was Jess there too, or had it sneaked off to cr@p on my lawn. Dirty little vermin. Keep Darwen Green

11:47pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Phuck Mei Banjina says...

I was going to comment but whats the point... speak ya mind and it gets deleted my the stazi ! ! !
I was going to comment but whats the point... speak ya mind and it gets deleted my the stazi ! ! ! Phuck Mei Banjina

8:49am Mon 21 Nov 11

blylad says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Was Jess there too, or had it sneaked off to cr@p on my lawn. Dirty little vermin.
Jess would probably be with Postman Pat not Fireman Sam, do you have any knowledge of retro 80's kids shows? ;) How embarrassing for you :D
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Was Jess there too, or had it sneaked off to cr@p on my lawn. Dirty little vermin.[/p][/quote]Jess would probably be with Postman Pat not Fireman Sam, do you have any knowledge of retro 80's kids shows? ;) How embarrassing for you :D blylad

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