CROWDS of local people turned out in force to support Melksham’s Christmas Fayre and the official switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.
People gathered from early afternoon as they enjoyed the Christmas Fayre in the Assembly Hall before attention turned to the Market Place where carol singers added to the festive feel.
The lights were then turned on by Mayor Terri Welch; Ashley Mcdonald from sponsors of the Christmas lights, John Stuart Funeral Directors; and 12-year-old Alex Paterson who won the opportunity in a raffle. With Melksham lit by the festive glow of the lights, a fireworks display took place over the Town Hall, with artificial snow also falling from the sky.
Paul Weymouth from Melksham Christmas Lights group praised the town for turning out in force for the fayre and switch-on. He said, “We are totally amazed by the sheer volume of people that crammed into the town centre, brilliant!”
Locals who turned out in force to enjoy the occasion had nothing but praise for the team of volunteers who make Melksham glow at Christmas.
Melksham resident Chris Thomas said, “They are really good I think everyone should be proud! Easily the best for miles around.” Whilst Kathy Iles said, “Well done Melksham Christmas Lights, the town looks amazing. Great job once again. Thank you for all your hard work, it’s really appreciated.”
Councillor Jon Hubbard said, “Amazing show again from the Melksham Christmas Lights team. We are so lucky to have these amazing people all giving up their time to make this happen in our town. Thank you to you all!”
For more information visit www.melkshamchristmaslights.com or see their Facebook page.