Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe
The Crewe Christmas lights switch-on took place on Thursday 27th November 2014 on the Crewe Town Square. Entertainment included Ruskin Soul Band, Ruskin Blue Bin Drummers, Matrix Cheer Squad, and TheFunkyChoir.com. Father Christmas also took time out of his busy schedule to make an appearance, although the Grinch also made an appearance and made a nuisance of himself! The Mayor of Crewe Councillor Pam Minshull, assisted by South Cheshire College student Ellie Gregory who designed the Crewe Christmas Lights switch-on flyer, Father Christmas and a creative writing winner, turned on the Christmas lights, which were followed by a firework display by local company Blitz Fireworks http://www.blitzfireworks.com . There were also children's fairground rides, refreshments stalls and an outdoor market. Local organisations represented included All Change for Crewe (smarter ways to travel) http://www.allchangeforcrewe.co.uk/smartertravel/cycle/ and Creative Crewe http://www.creativecrewe.co.uk/ . The switch-on also marked the start of late-night shopping in Crewe over the festive period with late night Thursday shopping until 8pm on 4th, 11th, 18th December, plus Monday 22nd December and Tuesday 23rd December.
I’ve uploaded my photos to Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanawhite/sets/72157647167241304/