Once again the Wombourne Christmas Light Switch on was a huge success thanks to the village retailers and the Parish Council. The local attractions brought huge amounts of people from the village together for a wonderfully festive start to the Christmas season.
There was fun and entertainment in the village for all ages. The fun fair was filled with children enjoying themselves throughout the evening but not before visiting Santa’s Grotto outside Taylors Greengrocers & Florist.
Walkers Way was also heaving with people where Betty’s Courtyard was busy serving homemade chips and hot chocolate outside where customers sat and enjoyed live Christmas music.
Kingsway Church also got involved in the celebrations this year with members of the church singing Christmas carols and free cakes and hot chocolate were available for all to enjoy. Pastor John Price of Kingsway Church said: “This is the first time we’ve done this and it’s been brilliant, a very busy successful night. It’s nice to see everyone singing along to the old carols even more so than the newer Christmas songs.”
Later on in the evening well known Morris dancers, Foxs Morris, gathered outside Taylor’s Greengrocers. The 10 dancers from Cookley performed with such enthusiasm that they even managed to get the crowd involved.
Martin de Vine, Foxs Morris member said: “We don’t charge, we just entertain. All money raised goes to a registered children’s charity and all donations really help.”
Profit made during the evening will go to local charities.
By Madeline Chamberlain