Reporters Claire and Iain Wilson, Adderley, Shropshire.
The Audlem Christmas Lights switch-on took place on Thursday 27th November 2014 in Audlem http://www.audlem.org/ . Entertainment included a choir from Audlem St. James' Primary School http://www.audlemstjames.org.uk/ who performed on the steps of St James' Church and a brass band who performed outside Williams' Newsagent. There was the opportunity to float a candle and make a wish to raise funds for the RNLI http://rnli.org/ and ADAS (Audlem District Amenities Society) http://www.audlem.org/groups/adas.html , along with a Christmas Grotto. Father Christmas arrived via the ‘Audlem Lass’ water taxi at 6pm. This was followed by the switch-on of a large Christmas tree from Geoff & Olive Stretch's garden, which was sponsored this year by Norman & Trixie Bonnell to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary. Shops and pubs in the village were open late. The event was attended and enjoyed by hundreds of people.