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IT’S CHRISTMAS! Barkingside gets into the festive mood with light switch-on

PUBLISHED: 16:43 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 29 November 2013

 
	On Thursday 28th November the Christmas Lights were turned on in Barkingside High Street. Lots of fun for the children with Santa's Grotto, face painting and the like, and an exhibition showing how the area around the library will look when the work underway is finished to make it a centre for community activities.

On Thursday 28th November the Christmas Lights were turned on in Barkingside High Street. Lots of fun for the children with Santa's Grotto, face painting and the like, and an exhibition showing how the area around the library will look when the work underway is finished to make it a centre for community activities.

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Fabulously festive charming Christmas lights lit up Barkingside last night, with Santa dropping in and lots of yummy gingerbread men served up.

The Christmas lights were organised by Barkingside 21 with more than 150 people turning up to get into the festive spirit and watch the street become illuminated.

Hordes of children got an early present from Santa when they went to see him at Fullwell Cross Library, High Street, Barkingside.

Ron Jeffries, 80, of Spearpoint Gardens, Newbury Park, said the light switch-on marked the beginning of the festive season for him.

“It was the start of Christmas,” he said. “It was a very good atmosphere and there were lots of children visiting Santa.”

A gaggle of gingerbread men were cooked by the students at Redbridge College, Little Heath and there was also an exhibition in the library about improvement plans.


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