Hundreds turnout for Devoncourt Hotel Christmas lights

PUBLISHED: 11:07 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 June 2010

MORE than 250 people turned out to what has become something of a tradition in Exmouth - the turning on of the Christmas lights at the Devoncourt Hotel.

MORE than 250 people turned out to what has become something of a tradition in Exmouth - the turning on of the Christmas lights at the Devoncourt Hotel.

Mayor, Councillor Joy Whipps, joined hotel manager Andrew Stoneman and 250 children and parents to witness the spectacular light show at the Douglas Avenue hotel.

The crowd joined members of the Exmouth Boys Brigade bell-ringers, singing 10 carols.

Mr Stoneman said: "It has become something of a tradition every year. I've been here for six years and it has been going on far longer than that.

"It was more successful than we imagined - so many people turned out.

"It took two of three and a half weeks of toil and labour to put up the lights."

Andrew added that anybody who wanted too see the lights were welcome to turn-up to the hotel without appointment to have a look around.


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