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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 ( 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 (, with rockets launched from the roof of the Crewe Town Clock. There was also musical entertainment from Elvis Tribute Paul Larcombe ( and Tom Seals & his band (, 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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