North Walsham’s town’s centre shines as hundreds turn out for Christmas lights switch on

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

There was a portly man in a big, red suit, carousels and caramelised nuts, children singing carols underneath the Clock Tower and warm drinks cupped in hands against the winter chill.

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of visitors were drawn to the annual lights switch-on event in North Walsham's town centre on Saturday, November 25.

Blur drummer and Knapton resident Dave Rowntree did the honours by switching on the lights and judging a Christmas window competition.

David Spencer from Walsham Community Events said a dedicated team of about a dozen volunteers had spent the past seven Sundays putting up the lights around the town centre.

Mr Spencer said the switch-on was always a highlight of the year that showed North Walsham at its best.

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant


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He said: 'It gets the town out on a festive day, and everyone's enjoying themselves. It's a great community event.'

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George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the Nor

George the Pup and Jenna Inglis from Victory Swim and Fitness Centre were among visitors to the North Walsham Christmas lights switch-on festival. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

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