The Christmas countdown starts here!

witch-on: Santa, Mrs Santa, Coun David Pinder and Gary Verity pull the lever. (d751v248)
witch-on: Santa, Mrs Santa, Coun David Pinder and Gary Verity pull the lever. (d751v248)
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Around 200 people gathered in the town centre to see the Christmas lights switched on.

Town mayor Coun David Pinder said: “It went very well despite the inclement weather. All the lights came on thanks to the lads putting them up on Saturday – they spent all day repairing bulbs that had popped in the rain.”

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity flicked the switch.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Reporter to see two pages of pictures from the event