Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

Search

Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on celebrated on Market Hill

PUBLISHED: 22:02 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 22:02 25 November 2017

The Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

The Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

Archant

See if you can spot yourself or a friend singing festive carols at the annual Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event.

Around 100 people braved the cold for the traditional celebration on Market Hill on Saturday evening.

Residents cheered as the Christmas tree lit up in front of their eyes, with the honour going to Thomas Mills High School students Molly Constanti and Harry Trott.

The Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTTThe Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

They also belted out Christmas carols during the evening event.

Jenny Stockman, chair of Framlingham Business Association and event organiser, said: “It was lovely. Lots of families turned out, as well as church choirs. The turnout was not huge but it was perfect.

The Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTTThe Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

“It’s nice and we sing some songs. It’s just very traditional. We like it that way.”

She added: “The event is a tradition, but it is also about the community coming together. We work with a lot of the community groups and it’s important throughout the year that we have these working relationships so we can put on events, keep the town vibrant, and make it a great place for people to visit and do business.”

The Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Harry Trott and Molly Constanti, of Thomas Mills High School, who had the honour of switching on the lights. Picture: MATT STOTTThe Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Harry Trott and Molly Constanti, of Thomas Mills High School, who had the honour of switching on the lights. Picture: MATT STOTT

The Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTTThe Framlingham Christmas Lights Switch-on event, 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

It has been one of the hottest, driest summers for decades – and these pictures show just what impact it’s had on the landscape in Suffolk.

An appeal to build 300 homes in Kesgrave has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate – more than two years after the original decision was made.

A dedicated panel which holds Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account has expressed “serious concerns” over plans to axe half of the county’s PCSOs.

Schools in Suffolk held lessons about the perils of knife crime last week in an attempt to ensure students stay safe during the six week summber holiday.

Have you been feeling the heat in Suffolk and north Essex? Experts are warning the warm spell is far from over – with weeks of dry weather still to come.

It is a chance to get up, close and personal with your favourite Ipswich Town stars and celebrate East Anglia’s greatest football club.

Two Ipswich parks have again been certified with Green Flag status, awarded to the best green spaces in the country.

It was a trip down the rabbit hole for visitors at Maidenhall Allotments – as guests took tea with the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat.

Talks are underway for a partnership scheme between two Suffolk councils and the library service which would see pop-up access points for people to sort their council business and offer tourist information.

The efforts of the armed forces in Suffolk and those who served in the First and Second World Wars has been formally recognised by Suffolk County Council as part of WWI Centenary commemorations.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24