Barnoldswick gets set for festive lights switch-on

THE Christmas lights switch on in Barnoldswick takes place on Saturday with an action-packed afternoon culminating in a spectacular lantern parade.

The event has attracted record numbers in recent years with thousands attending.

This year’s celebration has a distinctly Dickensian flavour to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writer’s birth.

Shopkeepers and townsfolk will become Dickens characters for the day.

Children’s rides will operate on town centre streets, lantern-making workshops get under way at noon and Santa’s Grotto opens at 1pm.

The switch-on parade gets under way at 5.30pm with the final countdown at 6pm when more than 50,000 lights will be switched on.

The event is organised by Barnoldswick Town Council.

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12:46pm Thu 8 Nov 12

barlicker says...

Where is the picture of David Whipp? Come on LT, any article with Barnoldswick in the title usually has a picture of little David attached, usually front and centre.
Where is the picture of David Whipp? Come on LT, any article with Barnoldswick in the title usually has a picture of little David attached, usually front and centre. barlicker

12:54pm Thu 8 Nov 12

barlickmafia says...

Who is turning the lights on this year? Councillor Whipp and his mates on the town council? They have complained to gissing and Lonsdale about an untidy yard which fair enough needs a clean up but what about the redundant L and P site that makes the place look like a mess? The town is going downhill, the area needs Jobs and growth so the town council throw out plans for Tesco and spend their time organising a fairy light switch on!!!
Who is turning the lights on this year? Councillor Whipp and his mates on the town council? They have complained to gissing and Lonsdale about an untidy yard which fair enough needs a clean up but what about the redundant L and P site that makes the place look like a mess? The town is going downhill, the area needs Jobs and growth so the town council throw out plans for Tesco and spend their time organising a fairy light switch on!!! barlickmafia

8:28am Sat 10 Nov 12

coates warder says...

and just to think barlickmafia we pay extra on top of the council tax for this corrupt town council.it needs disbanding as soon as possible.its just a front for barlick shopkeepers who most dont even come or live in barlick to moan and groan about everything get free grants and expect you to shop in their overpriced shops thats when they can be bothered to open.two shopkeepers earlier in the year slagged barlickers off ,one saying barlickers are all interbred and glad he is not a barlicker you know who you are DUDE.and the other with 2 shops on albert road said tesco is only wanted for lazy people on the dole and fat people down coates now that was said at a tesco meeting.and whippy and heir jennifer purcell want us to use the town they can get lost.
and just to think barlickmafia we pay extra on top of the council tax for this corrupt town council.it needs disbanding as soon as possible.its just a front for barlick shopkeepers who most dont even come or live in barlick to moan and groan about everything get free grants and expect you to shop in their overpriced shops thats when they can be bothered to open.two shopkeepers earlier in the year slagged barlickers off ,one saying barlickers are all interbred and glad he is not a barlicker you know who you are DUDE.and the other with 2 shops on albert road said tesco is only wanted for lazy people on the dole and fat people down coates now that was said at a tesco meeting.and whippy and heir jennifer purcell want us to use the town they can get lost. coates warder

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