Thursday night was the official start to the Christmas countdown, the big light switch on in my local town. Bury in Lancashire is the place where I grew up before I moved further afield, 5 miles down the road. It’s only a small town however I do have a special place in my heart for Bury, home of the world famous market and the black pudding.
The Christmas light switch on took place in St. John’s Square, the newly built part of Bury, also known as The Rock. Supported by Key 103 radio station, the host for the evening was Darren Proctor. As a keen listener of Key 103 it was great to see one of my favourite DJs doing his bit in gearing the audience up for the switch on. Coronation Streets Katy Armstrong, the beautiful Georgia May Foote was lighting up Bury.
The evenings festivities started at 6pm, with the Sixpence Studio Voice Choir opening the show. During the evening there were prizes to be won including a day trip to Lapland and a special performance by X Factor hopefuls Next of Kin. Georgia May turned the lights on at 19:30, and they looked beautiful. Bury is now decked out in ultra stylish white lights around the shopping centre and there is even a 20ft Reindeer with a flashing red nose.
After the light switch on, it is safe to say that my mind is firmly set on Christmas and counting down to the big day!
(Images taken from The Rock Bury Facebook page)