Hun­dreds en­joy fes­tive fun

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE - JON MACPHER­SON jon.macpher­[email protected] @JonMacMEN

REIN­DEER, fair­ground rides and Vic­to­rian out­fits were on dis­play as the Dick­en­sian Christ­mas Mar­ket re­turned to Ac­cring­ton. Or­gan­iser Kate Furey staged the event on the new town square on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7.

It was opened by Hyn­d­burn Mayor Mo­ham­mad Ayub and choir pupils from St Paul’s pri­mary school in Oswaldtwistle en­ter­tained the crowd.

More town­ships across Hyn­d­burn have also staged their Christ­mas lights switch-ons with large at­ten­dances de­spite the poor fes­tive weather.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple gath­ered on Town Gate in Great Har­wood on Fri­day night to watch chil­dren from all five pri­mary schools sing songs.

Young­sters also got to see Santa in his sleigh and the evening was com­pered by ra­dio pre- sen­ter Stephen Lowe.

Stu­dents from other schools also per­formed at their lo­cal switch-ons in­clud­ing Sa­cred Heart RC at Church, St Mary Mag­dalen’s CE at Milnshaw and Hun­coat Pri­mary School at Hun­coat.

Milnshaw Christ­mas lights switch-on, above, right and be­low at Dyke Nook Gar­dens in Ac­cring­ton. Above left, pupils from St Mary Mag­dalen’s pri­mary school who sang for the crowd

Great Har­wood Christ­mas lights switch-on, right, and be­low right

Church Christ­mas lights switch-on, left, and, above, pupils from Sa­cred Heart pri­mary school singing carols and songs

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