Saturday, 13 December 2014

Festivities Part III - Hamptons Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

At the top of the hill in the Hamptons, visible apparently from parts of Central Road - although I haven't yet checked this, stands a large Christmas tree with lights that were officially switched on this evening.

The crowds started to gather at 5:30 around the darkened tree where they were offered mulled wine and mince pies and entertained by the Grace Church Choir singing carols accompanied by an accordionist.

Around 20 minutes later Sutton's Mayoral car reached the top of the hill and The Mayor (Cllr Arthur Hookway) and Mayoress (Mrs Sue Hookway) got out. The Mayor proceeded to speak to the crowd (making a special effort to keep the children entertained), thanked the many people who had contributed to the occasion, and then after a countdown switched on the lights to great applause.

Um... that's about it really.

Update (14th December)

'Tis true. This picture was taken from Central Road opposite the top of Brinkley Road...