report by Patrick Trollope
FORMBY’S Christmas Lights got a
fantastic switch on with entertainment and VIP’s on Thursday, 25
November 2010. The nights started at Prichards Bookshop with a book
signing of the Bufferlow, and then a performance by a local drama
group, also ABD’s Her Benny, Dune FM, The Formby Rotary Club Carol
Wagon with Father Christmas, Abigale Bridggman (Miss Southport
2010), a fun fair, even a local school choir and lots more...
At the switch on was also Martin Hovden who was one of the original
driving forces behind the light switch on and the most important
committee member, Peter Dunne, who without his efforts over the last
10 years plus, Formby would not have lights!
Peter Dunne is now retiring from what he
has created, leaving it the hands of the Formby Business Village
“He has developed the switch on to a point none of us could have
imagined for a small village. His hard work over the years have
brought so much joy to the village and kept the lights on over many
Christmases. We thank him for all his efforts and wish him all the
best for the future.” a spokesman for businesses in Formby
Village told us.
In front of a packed out village, the lights where turned on by
Everton’s Leighton Baines. Well done to all of the Formby Lights
Committee and the Dune FM and the Champion Newspaper. If you missed
the switch on, do not miss the chance to see Formby Village being
transported back to Victorian times when Dickensian Day returns on 4
December 2010! Click
here to see more Christmas
Light Switch on photographs.
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