The title says it all really. Tonight was the switch on of the Padiham Christmas lights. For once, it was leafleted about in good time and very well attended. Some local schoolchildren sang carols on the Town Hall steps and there were loads of folk there. Pretty much everyone with children under 10 I'd say.
The girls saw lots of their pals from school and out of school club and we even spotted their teacher in the crowd.
Father Christmas was in attendance and was practically mobbed by hordes of excited kiddies.
The fireworks started when the lights went on and were spectacular this year. Even Natty enjoyed them this year. It's the first time for this as she usually gets very upset about all the noise so it was great to see her oohing and ahhing with the rest of us!