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Mylor celebrates 25 years of Christmas lights

By WBCraig  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

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FROM its beginnings 25 years ago, when residents were invited to ‘buy a bulb,’ one village’s Christmas lights collection has grown into a “fantastic” display which draws admirers from far and wide.

The mark the 25th anniversary the organising committee invested in a few new decorations this year.

It also laid on a photography exhibition and invited the children to paint posters.

Terry Chapman, chairman of the organising committee said: “Among the many good things about this village, is the tremendous support given to our Christmas lights.

“Over the years, dedicated fund raising, generous donations and the sheer hard work of many volunteers have made the switch-on ceremony and subsequent display a key part of village life at Christmas.

“It was in 1988 that villagers were first invited to ‘buy a bulb for Mylor’, and from those initial 50p donations has grown a fantastic display of which the village is very proud and which draws admirers from far and wide.”

Ruth Andrew and the family of the committee’s founder, Tony Andrew, performed the switching on.

Along with traditional carol singing and performances from Nankersey Male Choir, a good night was had by all.

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