Pictures: Singer James Ford switches on town’s Christmas lights
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Festive cheer was spread far and wide in Great Dunmow when the Christmas lights were switched on.
Singer James Ford, who lives in the town, had the honour of pressing the big red button to illuminate the High Street on Friday evening.
At the event the Dunmow Rock Choir and groups from local schools entertained the crowds with Christmas songs and carols.
Residents were also treated to free mulled wine and mince pieces from stalls around the town.
Owner of Wardrobe and member of the Great Dunmow Town Team, Nikki Anthony, who organised the event with Zoe Brady, owner of Zoe’s Coffee Shop, said: “We were amazed by how many people turned up for the switch on.
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“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and everyone seems to really like the lights.
“We would like to thank all the people and shops who made donations to make the event happen.”
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Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to make an appearance on the evening, thanks to the Great Dunmow Round Table. He rode his sleigh through the High Street before stopping off outside Scrumptious Tearooms to greet children and hand out chocolates.
Both the Town Team and the Round Table were raising money to help Olivia Bowyer, four, learn to walk, at the event.
Next year the Town Team will be looking to close the road through the High Street.