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A Light Shines in the Darkness

Monday 6 December 2010, 18:23
By John Baxter

Waiting in anticipiation

AlightLocal families, children of all ages, the mayor, shopkeepers and councillors braved one of the coldest nights on record to see the lighting of the Christmas Tree on December 1st.

The Mayor, Richard D'Arcy, in a brief speech pointed out that the Town Council now pays for the erection of the tree and for its lights as a contribution to making the town look attractive and hospitable at this time of celebration.

Everyone agreed that the enormously tall tree festooned with its new set of lights looks beautiful.

Originally it was planned that our Silver Band should play, but it was decided it was too cold either for them or for an audience to stand around so everyone was invited to come down to hear the band at the former Red Cross centre, now renamed the David Sharp Centre.


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The Christmas Tree
Reply #1 on : Tue December 07, 2010, 15:09:24
Well done - this is by far the best tree we have had in Wincanton for years!
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The Christmas Tree
Reply #2 on : Sun December 12, 2010, 16:27:48
Yep, agreed the best tree I've seen here in the past 6-7 years, good size and nice lights.
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Re: A Light Shines in the Darkness
Reply #3 on : Wed January 05, 2011, 11:09:50
I would just like to correct the information regarding the tree. Wincanton Town Council did purchase the lights and tree, however the transportation and erection was done on a volunteer basis by Mr Brian Nash and Mr Peter Manning.

Sam Skirton
Wincanton Town Clerk

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