GALLERY: Lights switch-on starts festivities in Spilsby

Spilsby Christmas Market and lights switch-on. L-R Bailey Atkinson 9, Eden Taylor 4, Henry Atkinson 2, Daisy Atkinson 6 and Kenny Atkinson 5 of Spilsby. ANL-171127-133706001
Spilsby Christmas Market and lights switch-on. L-R Bailey Atkinson 9, Eden Taylor 4, Henry Atkinson 2, Daisy Atkinson 6 and Kenny Atkinson 5 of Spilsby. ANL-171127-133706001

Memories of a popular greengrocer in Spilsby are shining even brighter now after his daughter was a special guest at the Chrismas lights switch-on town.

Vicki Bamforth was invited aalong fter her successful fundraising for the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, where her sister was treated following the car accident in which their father Neville Bogg died.

Kate Dennett, of Sweet Vanila at Spilsby Christmas market and lights switch-on.  Photo: MSKP-251117-6 ANL-171127-133525001

Kate Dennett, of Sweet Vanila at Spilsby Christmas market and lights switch-on. Photo: MSKP-251117-6 ANL-171127-133525001

She was joined on stage by Scrooge from Charles Dickens tale, ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the switch-on at the town’s Christmas Market and said: “It was a great evening.”.

Linkage Voice performed festive songs before the lights switch-on and music was also provided by the County Linx radio bus.

The event, organised by Spilsby Community Led Plan in conjunction with Spilsby Town Council, was very well supported by stalls as well as visitors.

Over 20 stalls had signed up for the event, selling seasonal crafts and, of course, mulled wine and mince pies.

Finlay Howard. 6, and Mia Howard, 9, of Spilsby adding some light themselves to the town's Christmas market. Photo: MSKP-251117-51 ANL-171127-134021001

Finlay Howard. 6, and Mia Howard, 9, of Spilsby adding some light themselves to the town's Christmas market. Photo: MSKP-251117-51 ANL-171127-134021001

Santa also found time to go along and children were able to tell him what they would like for Christmas at his grotto is located on Market Street in the former Wise Buys store.

Many shops in the town also opened later for the evening and dressed their windows to join in the festivities.

l Festivities return to Spilsby on Saturday when The Rotary Club of Spilsby hold their Christmas Cracker Day. The event takes place from 10am at the Franklin Hall in Halton Road and includes art and craft stalls, refreshments, Santa in his grotto and a local choir.

The tree shines brightly at Spilsby Christmas Market and lights switch-on. Photo: MSKP-251117-59 ANL-171127-134100001

The tree shines brightly at Spilsby Christmas Market and lights switch-on. Photo: MSKP-251117-59 ANL-171127-134100001

Spilsby Christmas Market and lights switch-on. Christmas lights switch-on. ANL-171127-134048001

Spilsby Christmas Market and lights switch-on. Christmas lights switch-on. ANL-171127-134048001

Linkage Voice' performed festive songs before the lights switch on. Photo: MSKP-251117-35 ANL-171127-133807001

Linkage Voice' performed festive songs before the lights switch on. Photo: MSKP-251117-35 ANL-171127-133807001

Sylvia Brown, Paul Brown, Carol Turner, Joy Reynard of Lincs Ark Animal Welfare at Spisby Christmas market and lights switch-on. Photo: MSKP-251117-18. ANL-171127-133653001

Sylvia Brown, Paul Brown, Carol Turner, Joy Reynard of Lincs Ark Animal Welfare at Spisby Christmas market and lights switch-on. Photo: MSKP-251117-18. ANL-171127-133653001