Lichfield Lights

Published: 28 November 2008

Christmas Lights switch on

A huge crowd filled the Lichfield Market Square on 27 November to witness the switching on of the Christmas lights. Tony Christie helped competition winners Grace Tasewych(8), and Matthew Horton (7) and the Mayor, Mark Warfield turn on the illuminations, which include over 5,000 bulbs connected by over 2 kilometres of wiring. The event began with community carols led by Christ Church Primary School choir, and ended with the arrival of Santa on his sleigh.

The lights are provided by the City Council with financial support from Lichfield Chamber of Trade and various shops and businesses in the city. Local contractors Derryford Electrical spent three weeks erecting the lighting features - through wind, rain and snow. New features this year include illuminating the trees at the corner of Bore Street and Bird Street.

Our thanks to all those who helped with the organisation: Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Duncan Moon and the Christ Church School Choir, Derryford Electrical, 3 Spires Shopping Centre (Precinct Lights), Doug Bottom (MC), Lichfield Arts (P A system & marshals), St John Ambulance, Lichfield Police, Lichfield Mercury, Bower Queen & Deputy, The Round Table, and Santa!

With financial support from: Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust, The George Hotel, Ansons Solicitors, Babington Business College, Chandlers, Colin Lee, Moseleys, Pool House Vets, Salloways, M A Sheldon, The Kitchen Shop, Tudor of Lichfield, Midlands Co-operative Society, Holistic Health and Brownhill Hayward Brown.