Hundreds enjoy festive fun
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