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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2016-12-02

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Formby's Lights go on for Christmas
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

A dazzling display of talent and fantastic lights at this year's Formby Light Switch On, with lots of interesting things to do and see.

The village centre was again taken over by a massive crowd who came out to enjoy what is one of, if not the best Switch On party on Merseyside, that is solely organised and run by local people and businesses.

Taking to the stage was the Formby Brass Band, who blasted out many classic numbers next to a model train... Also the Village had a massive snow globe, a selection of stalls and fun fair rides.

On the main stage was Sandgrounder Radio's Neil Newton, with his team, who broadcasted live, from the far end of Chapel Lane. Joining them where a host of talents, from Giant Puppets, Vocal Range, Nicola Hardman singers and Make Noise 2 and lots more...

On the night as the big push of the button came close, the awards for Best Formby Teacher 2016, was announced... Well done to Miss Blair from St Jerome's School, Formby. You can see it being awarded on our Facebook Page, as well as some other video highlights.

After a warm up thanks to the fantastic voice and stage presence of Hayley Murray, the moment came... The big Switch On with BGTs Steven Hall and of course the multi talented Ray Quinn!! Both preformed before pressing the big button...  Ending the night was the G-Force Choir with a performance of classic Christmas carols and hymns.

Sadly, many where disappointed not to see a much loved attraction to be switched on. Yes, we are talking Frosty Gate! Sadly the team have been told they cannot put up the beloved Frosty the Snowman, due to Health and Safety concerns raised by a local Parish Councillor, to Sefton MBC. To find out more see our YouTube video, and to join the campaign visit our Facebook Page....

Click in here to see more photos from this event...

We hope you had a fantastic day, as we had an amazing time! This Christmas, please support your local businesses by buying local..


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