PUPILS HELP LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS is definitely on its way! Crowds flocked to two areas in the north of the borough to watch as festive lights were officially switched n. In Eastcote, Field End Road resembled the North Pole on Thursday ast week with Santa’s Grotto and a small Christmas market filling he pavement outside The Ascott pub, in Field End Road. School and church hoirs performed to the rowds before the Mayor f Hillingdon, councillor Catherine Dann, switched n the high street lights. She was back erforming the important uty on Saturday, this ime in Northwood Hills. About 1,000 people athered outside Namaste Lounge, in the recently efurbished Joel Street, to hear Christmas carols and songs from a host of performers and school choirs, as well as meet Santa in his grotto and watch the mayor turn on the high street’s Christmas lights.
More pictures from both ceremonies are online at www. getwestlondon.co.uk
■ FESTIVE FEELING: (Clockwise from above) The choir from Cannon Lane Primary School in Eastcote; the lights are switched on in Eastcote; the illuminations in Northwood Hills; Hillside School pupils sing at the switch-on