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Captain Hook lightens up in St Georges

By Toby Neal | Telford | News | Published:

Crowds turned out to watch the switch-on of the Christmas lights in St Georges by members of the cast of the pantomime Peter Pan being staged at Oakengates Theatre.

Captain Hook and Mrs Smee at the lights switch-on

"This was our third Christmas light switch-on in St Georges and it was a great success, each year growing bigger and better than the previous year, and with us getting more businesses and members of the community on board," said Stephen Handley, of St Georges Partnership, the organisers.

"Opening of the event was by Stephen Reynolds, the Mayor of Telford, followed by the children of St Georges Primary School choir. This was soon followed by local singer Lisa Stevens, to get us all into the Christmas spirit.

"Father Christmas was very busy giving out free selection boxes donated by The Wrekin Housing Trust and Wilkinsons in Wellington."

The lights were turned on by Captain Hook (played by Jonas Cemm) and Mrs Smee (Steve Boyce).

He said attractions included stalls, facepainting, an owl man, hook-a-duck, a fair, and tombola, and the Jade Singers female community choir were also in musical action.

Stephen appealed for anybody wishing to help out with the event for next year to get in touch with St Georges Partnership or himself directly on 07814536715.

Toby Neal

By Toby Neal
Feature Writer

A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of the county?s history. Lives in Telford and based at the paper?s Ketley headquarters.

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