Crowds gather to watch switch-on
Alnmouth was in the mood for Christmas on Saturday evening as the village Christmas lights switch-on took place.
Parish council chairman Bill Bourne was ably supported by eight-year-olds Iona Morrison and Oliver Pinchen, from Hipsburn First School, to switch on the lights.
Iona and Oliver were chosen by the school because of their good behaviour and manners.
And there was more excitement as the evening included a visit from Father Christmas.