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Bob the Builder to star at Burnley Christmas lights switch-on

FINAL preparations are being put in place for the Burnley Christmas Lights Switch-On event on Sunday, November 18.

Children’s TV favourite Bob the Builder will be the main attraction at the event, which will feature entertainment from 12pm until around 5.30pm, with street entertainers and fairground rides.

There will be a range of performances from Burnley Alliance Silver Band, Burnley Youth Theatre and others throughout the day.

Coun Andrew Tatchell, executive member for regeneration and economic development, said: “At this time of year, nothing highlights more the importance of town centre as a key focal point for the community than switching on the Christmas lights.

“What better way could there be to celebrate this than showcasing the wealth of home grown talent.

“We want this year switch-on to be really special and with the range of entertainment planned for the day, it should be a great way to mark the start the Christmas celebrations.”

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9:12pm Thu 15 Nov 12

sueysuey1 says...

Bob the Builder? Is that the best this low brow, low aspirational town can come up with?
Bob the Builder? Is that the best this low brow, low aspirational town can come up with? sueysuey1
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9:43pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Slowhand says...

You couldn't make it up, could you. Other towns get some famous person or other to switch their Christmas Lights on. Not good old Burnley, we get some muppet in a costume. I'll bet it's that chap that parades on the Turf as Bertie Bee.
Not much wonder the TV channels rip the Town to bits.
You couldn't make it up, could you. Other towns get some famous person or other to switch their Christmas Lights on. Not good old Burnley, we get some muppet in a costume. I'll bet it's that chap that parades on the Turf as Bertie Bee. Not much wonder the TV channels rip the Town to bits. Slowhand
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10:49am Fri 16 Nov 12

DaveBurnley says...

I thought people who promised to 'fix it' were banned?
I thought people who promised to 'fix it' were banned? DaveBurnley
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