Lights lads honoured by the Queen

Visit of The Queen and Prince Philip to Alnwick.'Meeting the team from Alnwick Christmas Lights.
Visit of The Queen and Prince Philip to Alnwick.'Meeting the team from Alnwick Christmas Lights.

A GROUP of hard-working individuals was invited to meet the Queen at the Alnwick Garden last week to pay tribute for the work they do in the town.

Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee was the manpower behind the bunting and flags which festooned the streets for the Royal visit last week so it was only fitting that the team was introduced to the monarch and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh.

Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland and managing director of Northeast Press, publishers of the Northumberland Gazette, Stuart Birkett, introduced the committee.

He said: “Our Royal guests seemed genuinely interested to hear about the fantastic annual display and were given an invitation to come back later in the year to take a look for themselves.”