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CHRISTMAS SWITCH-ON THIS FRIDAY
The Christmas Lights will be switched on at Milford Triangle this Friday. The switch on celebrations start at the school at 4:30 – 4:50 pm when the children will sing before going down to the tree for the switch on at 5pm by the Mayor of Belper, Cllr Dan Booth and Santa. The Social Club will then be open for refreshments and Santa will be coming along to give out a free gift to each child.
Please note: the end of Chevin Road, from the bottom of Sunny Hill to the A6, will be closed for the switch on from 4:30 pm to approximately 5:15 pm. Please could people avoid parking their cars along this part of Chevin Road at this time.
The Belper lights will be switched on in the Memorial Gardens at 5.45 with King Street coming alive with an organ grinder, clown, Punch & Judy Show, fairground organ, children’s rounbdabout and the Scouts’ annual Ping Pong Race. There will also be a Santa’s Grotto in the Amber Valley Rates Office and several charity stalls.
Don’t forget the Belper Christmas Food, Real Ale & Craft Festival on Sunday, December 6th from 10 am until 3 pm.
The Milford & Makeney Calendar is now on sale. Photographer Ashley Franklin apologises for the delay but says ‘it’s worth the wait!’ 200 have been printed and they are expected to sell fast. They are on sale at Milford Store, the Social Club, Primary School, Baptist Church and the Holly Bush.
To find out more about the calendar and to see all the photos, click here
What’s going on with our chimney?
You may have noticed that some work has been going on at the top of the mill chimney. Apparently, the steeplejacks are strengthening the chimney and making it more stable. They have been seen, for example, replacing the bolts in the strengthening bands around the chimney.
To see more photos by Ashley, click here
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