Village lights up for festive season

Kit Walton (left) switches on the christmas tree lights in Hipperholme.
Kit Walton (left) switches on the christmas tree lights in Hipperholme.

Crowds gathered to watch the village light up in colour in Hipperholme on Thursday evening.

Around a hundred people came to show their community spirit as local sub postmaster Kit Walton unveiled the Chistmas tree lights.

Chris Robinson, member of the leadership team at Christ Church, said: “Kit was quite surprised there were so many people. It really was a very pleasant occasion.”

Singing Hark the Herald Angels Sing, followed by coffee and mince pies provided by the church, it was quite the festive event.

Chris added: “We had to sing against the noise of the traffic. Of course last year, with all the snow, there was no traffic so you could actually hear us!”

This is the third year of the Christmas light switch on in Hipperholme with more people turning up each year.

Rev Patrick Taylor finished the celebrations by saying everyone should buy their Christmas stamps at the Post Office this year as they depict a lovely religious scene.