Crowds gather for Christmas lights switch-on in Wanstead with carols and brass band

Wanstead’s George Green provided a perfect Christmas scene on Friday as crowds gathered for the annual switch-on of the Christmas lights.

Pupils from Wanstead Church School in Church Path serenaded well-wishers who also enjoyed rousing music from a Salvation Army brass band.

Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Muhammed Javed switched on the lights on the tree.

Cllr Alex Wilson, of Wanstead ward, said: “It was lovely. It’s a very well supported event. There were probably even more people than last year, it seems to get bigger and bigger in terms of support.

The tree looks fantastic.”


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The tree and lights are funded by the area one committee.

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