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Friday, 23 November 2012

Xmas Lights switch on

Reporter Jonathan White

Rockets launched from the roof of the Crewe Town Clock

The Crewe Christmas lights switch-on took place on Thursday 22nd November on the main square. The cast of Cinderella from this year's Lyceum Theatre (http://www.lyceumtheatre.net/) pantomime started the countdown and switched on the lights with Mayor of Crewe Peggy Martin at 6.30pm. The switch-on was immediately followed by a spectacular ten minute firework display by local company Blitz Fireworks (http://www.blitzfireworks.com/), with rockets launched from the roof of the Crewe Town Clock. There was also musical entertainment from Elvis Tribute Paul Larcombe (http://www.purepresley.com) and Tom Seals & his band (http://www.tomseals.co.uk/), along with a small funfair. Father Christmas also made an appearance. Despite the rain hundreds of local adults and children attended the event. The event also marked the start of late-night shopping in Crewe over the festive period.

Small funfair and stage area

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