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Ilkeston - It's Beginning To Look A Lot ....
w/e 01 December 2019
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Market Place

With Advent still a couple of days away and December 25th almost a month into the future, Ilkeston was already beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Friday November 29th. Decorations had been strung across the streets, shop windows were full of seasonal displays and on the Market Place, fairground rides and entertainments were being set up.

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Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree had been installed at the side of the Cenotaph.

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Town Hall

As night fell entertainment began on the Market Place with music and street entertainers and at 7:00pm the lights were switched on by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Sue Beardsley.

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Firework Display

Switching on of the lights signalled the start of a firework display that erupted from the top of the Town Hall.

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Santa

Santa made an appearance on the Town Hall balcony and then came down to give sweets to the children.

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Street Entertainer

Among the street entertainers one of Santa's elves was creating giant size soap bubbles that children took great delight in popping.

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Charity Stalls

On the Lower Market Place along the wall of the floodlit St Mary's, a row of charity stalls were raising money for various good causes.

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The Mayor

The Ilkeston Methodist stall had a manger scene with a sign inviting people to pose alongside to take photos and I arrived there at the same time as the Mayor.

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Twinkling Lights

The twinkling lights on the Town Hall and the trees in the Market Place will remain now throughout December (and maybe even longer) but the fairground stall and rides were there for one night only.

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Illuminated Tree

And as for the tree by the Cenotaph - well it looks so much better now that the lights are on. Yes it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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