Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Many hands make lights work...

10:30 22 November 2012

Pictured among the Christmas lights in Budleigh Salterton are Pauline Swannell, Christine and Barry Bentley, Sue Newcombe, Anthony Oake, Kathy Albaston, Steve Hall, Sue Hunt and Terry Pearce.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 1483-47-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Pictured among the Christmas lights in Budleigh Salterton are Pauline Swannell, Christine and Barry Bentley, Sue Newcombe, Anthony Oake, Kathy Albaston, Steve Hall, Sue Hunt and Terry Pearce. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 1483-47-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Archant

A team of volunteers worked up to eight hours to put up the new Budleigh Salterton Christmas lights on Sunday night.

The team finished past midnight, with many businesses adding Christmas trees to brackets outside their premises supplied by the chamber of commerce.

More than a dozen strings of new lights have been purchased at a cost of over £5,000 following a series of fundraising events.

Backed by the police, more than 24 volunteers toiled hard to bring the town its Christmas sparkle.

The following day a well-earned mid-morning full English breakfast was enjoyed at the Feathers, kindly prepared by Joan Salt and her staff and sponsored by Simon Blisset of Premier Cafe.

Chamber president Alan Tilbury praised the “wonderful community spirit” that had prevailed and thanked everyone for their hard work.

Chamber chairman Christine Bentley added: “It was hard work but the new lights looked great. People in Budleigh are thrilled.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Gallery:Star Wars Day

Yesterday, 13:27
The Bennett family pose with s group of Stormtroopers at the Star Wars day at the World of Country Life on Monday. Ref exe 18-16SH 2980. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures at World of Country Life

Read more
Yesterday, 14:42

A drink driver from Exmouth who killed a 20-year-old man has escaped with a fine; the court said his driving ‘had not caused the accident’.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:33
Deer in field.

People across East Devon have been warned not to touch young deer that appear abandoned in the countryside.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:36

Fire crews raced to tackle a malicious fire started in one of the wards at Exmouth Hospital.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
President John Bellamy and his wife Ann at the Maderia bowls club spring fayre. Ref exe 16-16TI 9390. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth Madeira Bowls Club is celebrating after raising more than £650 at its annual spring fayre.

Read more
Mon, 10:00
Woodbury Salterton primary school children have been involved in the RHS Rocket Science project this week. Pictured are year children from years two and six with the trays of seeds they planted. Ref exe 16-16SH 1540. Picture: Simon Horn

Primary school pupils are preparing to embark on a project of pure discovery.

Read more
Mon, 06:30
Dawn Hodge's injuries

This photograph shows the bruised and bloodied face of pensioner Dawn Hodge after she fell over a loose paving stone in Exmouth.

Read more
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Ben and Tim Lupton after the London Marathon.

The challenge of the London Marathon has been met by a number of Exmouth runners

Read more
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Wildlife on the Bowling Green marshes in Topsham. Photo by Simon Horn.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has announced that renovation work has begun at its Bowling Green hide in Topsham.

Read more
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Residents at Bay Court Nursing Home celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. Ref exb 16-16AW 3586. Picture: Alex Walton

Residents at a Budleigh Salterton nursing home have celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications