Adding a little sparkle to town

Mayor of Wyre, Coun Ron Shewan with Harriet Stocks, six and Dylan Dobson, nine who switched on Thornton Christmas Lights
Mayor of Wyre, Coun Ron Shewan with Harriet Stocks, six and Dylan Dobson, nine who switched on Thornton Christmas Lights
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Primary school pupils were on hand to help Mayor of Wyre Coun Ron Shewan give Thornton a little festive sparkle.

Competition winners Harriet Stocks, six, from Stanah Primary School and nine-year-old Dylan Dobson from Baines Endowed Primary, pushed the button to turn on the town’s Christmas lights.

The now annual event is organised by Thornton Action Group and there was a strong turnout see the tree – funded by donations from local businesses and public collections lit.

A choir of youngsters from four local schools, Stanah, Baines, Royles Brook and Sacred Heart led the crowd in signing Christmas carols.