WOODLEY’S BIG SWITCH-ON
CAROL singing, roast chestnuts and mulled wine helped get Woodley’s Christmas celebrations underway.
On Saturday night, hundreds of people flocked to the Crockhamwell Road shopping precinct to see the winners of a poster contest switch on the lights on the town’s Christmas tree: white for the Woodley Town Centre Management Initiative and red for the Woodley and Earley Lions’ tree of light.
Reading Operatic Society and Woodley Concert Band once again joined forces to lead the singing of popular favourites including O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.
The service was led by the Revd Andy Baker from Woodley Baptist Church, while there were greetings from Tim Dixon from the Lions, Jacques Lherbier, from Woodley Town Centre Management Initiative and town mayor Cllr Sam Rahmouni.
Now the lights are on, all eyes will be on Sunday’s Winter Extravaganza which runs in the town centre from 10am through to 3pm.
The Crockhamwell Road shopping precinct was packed on Saturday night for the annual Christmas light switch-on
Music came from the Woodley Concert Band
Reading Operatic Society helped lead the singing
JAC (above) helped provide the refreshments. Right: The light switch-on winners