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Blackheath Christmas Lights switch on 4.30pm today


Blackheath’s Christmas lights will be switched on at 4.30pm today. Father Nicholas Cranfield of All Saint’s Church, the Mayor of Greenwich Councillor Jim Gillman, and the Deputy Mayor of Lewisham Alan Smith will do the switching on.

The Salvation Army will play live music from 3pm.

There’s also a children’s funfair on the heath near All Saint’s Church all weekend.

Flashing photo above is from 2008’s event!

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Christmas Lights Switching on Ceremony video!

Blackheath Christmas Lights Switching on 2008

The Blackheath Christmas Lights are well and truly lit, Nick Ferrari (shouty LBC radio presenter) did the honours, and shouted strange crowd-pleasing things about the credit crunch, as shown in the video below, lovingly shot by Mrs Bugle…

He was joined by local councillors from Greenwich and Lewisham, and a local vicar. Earlier there had been a brass band playing Christmas Carols (provided by the Salvation Army), followed by a procession of church goers, who actually sang beautifully, despite looking rather scary in their black robes…

Salvation Army Brass Band in Blackheath playing Christmas Carols

And if the animated snow and flickering images are driving you nuts, let me know and I’ll change them!

Merry Christmas (almost). Now, where’s that mulled wine?

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