Switch-on of Bamburgh Christmas Lights 2019 Ella, Elsa. Rosa and Amy enjoyed looking at the lights on the village green. Picture by Jane Coltman

Selection of pictures as beautiful Bamburgh is lit up for Christmas

A large crowd gathered to watch the official switch-on of the Christmas lights in Bamburgh.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:45 pm

St Aidan’s Church was packed beforehand for a service taken by Rev Louise Taylor-Kenyon.

After the service the carved nativity scene opposite the church was blessed and carols were sung.

Lights were switched on by retiring lights committee member Allan Newton assisted by youngsters Rory and Maddie Tait.

A collection was taken for the Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association.

Bamburgh’s festive lights display has become a popular attraction since the group was formed 12 years ago, especially combined with the backdrop of the illuminated castle.

Around £50,000 has been invested in the lights over the years, all provided through fund-raising and voluntary contributions. This has helped extend the display from its initial location at The Grove to also include the walled garden. Nativity figures and deer have also been purchased.

A webcam showing the village is now up and running for the festive period.

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