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With Christmas now just three weeks away, Dad started work on his annual indoor illuminations a few days ago. If you’ve never seen them, you won’t appreciate that they are a little more than tinsel and fairy-lights, so click here to watch a video of the 2009/2010 show.
There’s always something new every year, and this year’s no exception. He’s been slaving away in Harriet’s vacant room (she’s just set off on the Varsity ski trip), assembling a new nativity. At the moment, all the rest is secret, but below you can watch the latest in my Countdown to Christmas videos to see his progress so far.
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As is traditional in towns and cities across the UK, today saw Maidenhead’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event take place in front of the Town Hall. At 6:00pm, from the balcony of the Mayor’s parlour, a young girl who won a competition run by the Maidenhead Advertiser flicked the all-important switch. Hundreds of fireworks were detonated, and the High Street’s hanging decorations were illuminated. Mayor Asghar Majeed helped with the proceedings, fresh from carrying out the same duty in Windsor last week.
Below, for your viewing pleasure, my video of today’s switch-on event.
As ever, St Luke’s held its annual Harvest Festival this weekend (24 to 25 September 2011), but in addition to the usual singing of We Plough The Fields And Scatter and the traditional luncheon in the Community Hall, the church was decorated with hundreds of flowers, as part of the Maidenhead Floral Art Society‘s (MFAS) fiftieth anniversary celebrations.
(Click here or keep reading for a video of the Flower Festival.)