As advertised the Switching
on of the Christmas Lights in Mount Pleasant village took place on Saturday
1st December. Like the Summer Fayre, the M.C for the evening was local poet
Terry Fox. The event was well supported as over 500 people turned out to
watch Borough Mayor Roy Giltrap accompanied by two of the children from
Castle Primary School switch on the lights.
The evening got started
at 7:00pm as a choir from Woodcocks' Well burst into song, and did very
well reading the words in the dark.
Roy Giltrap is joined by Christopher Scragg and Francesca Lascelles both from
Castle Primary School, as they switch on the lights at 7:20.
At 7:30 Santa arrived in the village, unfortunately due to the massive surge
of Children I was unable to capture the moment on film. His helpers were Jacob
Stephenson, David Westwood, Emma Frearsom and Emily Stables from Woodcocks'
Saints Rode Hall & Rode Heath Silver Band
refreshments from Mince Pies to Mulled Wine were served, as well as soup and
All Saints, Rode Heath & Rode Hall Silver Band played a medley of Classical
Christmas Carols, and extra money to pay for all this was supplied by a raffle
More Importantly I would like to express my gratitude to all those who helped
organise the event, and especially to Maureen Hawkins; who for the last few
years has organised many events in the village. The Summer Fete's, The Christmas
Tree and lights and the Garden Parties, all of which have helped to make Mow
Cop a more enjoyable community to live in.
Maureen With Santa's
very modern Reindeer