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Edition No. 79

Date:- 20 December 2002

Southport's Carnival of Light
 Report and photographs by Patrick Trollope.
SOUTHPORT Festivals of Lights Carnival Committee and the Southport Temperance Society held their 3rd year Christmas Carnival of Lights Competition. As most of us  are just considering putting  up our trees, some Southport Residents are adding their finishing touches to  their Christmas  decorative extravaganzas, festooning their houses with bright colour Christmas lights and numerous assorted models and tableaux. 

Residents throughout Banks, Southport and Ainsdale were judged by the Festival of Lights committee, on their glowing Christmas displays on December 18. Houses who entered the competition were in Balfour Rd, Clifford Rd, Heathfield Rd, Sawbrook Rd, Meadow Ave (off Waril St), Hoowy Lane and Fleetwood Crescent. The committee also took a look down memory lane at last year's winners in Church Road and Walnut St. 

The winners of this year's now annual event were ,once again, jointly in 1st place, two separate residents of Sussex Rd. whose lights were shipped "across the pond", all the way from Canada in the effort to secure this year's prize. Runner up  was a resident in Mount St. 
Judge, Mr Rushton, and children who were on Carnival of Lights Santa Bus were joined by Father Christmas who hitched a lift and stayed for a tour of the participating gleaming streets. 

The award will be presented to the winner on the 6th of Jan 2003 at the Floral Hall during the Ann Hindley's Afternoon Tea Dance.

The committee would like to thank ARRIVA Buses for their loan of one the company's Open Top Buses.  Special thanks is also given to the driver, Andy Morton, and Dune FM's Boogie Buggy who braved the police and the cold elements!

All the staff at Southport Reporter wish you all a Happy Christmas.   Remember 
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