Bright night

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HER­SHAM vil­lagers came to­gether to cel­e­brate Christ­mas at the an­nual lights switch-on.

The Her­sham Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion co-or­di­nated the event on Satur­day, when Elm­bridge mayor Barry Fair­bank switched on the fes­tive lights dis­play as­sisted by Fa­ther Christ­mas.

The Prom­e­nade Choir warmed things up at Her­sham Green shop­ping cen­tre ear­lier in the af­ter­noon and led car­ols around the Christ­mas tree on the green, which had been dec­o­rated by chil­dren from Bell Farm and Burhill schools.

The Water­man’s Arms served mince pies and mulled wine and ham­per was raf­fled for the mayor’s char­ity.

As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man David Lock said: “It was a suc­cess­ful event.

“The lo­cal coun­cil­lors did a lot to help this year and drummed up lots of support from busi­nesses.”

There were also car­ols from Churches To­gether in Her­sham in the morn­ing, and a chil­dren’s shop­ping quiz, which will con­tinue un­til Jan­uary 6.

Pete Gard­ner HI146845

Mayor of Elm­bridge Barry Fair­bank and wife Gill

Smith hitch a ride with Santa.

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