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Christmas Lights Switch-On - A WAB Guide!

Tuesday November 18 2014




THOUSANDS of people are expected to watch Barnsley's Christmas lights being switched on tomorrow.

The popular event - which starts at 5pm outside the town hall - will have musical entertainment from Dearne FM and local four-piece indie-rock boy band 404.

A Frozen sing-a-long tribute starts at 5.15pm.

Noddy will be making his first appearance at 5.50pm to get everyone in the mood for the big switch-on, before he's joined by mayor Coun Tim Shepherd and compere Stephanie Hirst to illuminate the town centre at 6pm.

A firework display will then take place from the town hall's roof. The best area to get a good viewing point will be from the area outside Walkabout.

The event calls for road closures to be in place from 10am to 10pm and vehicle users are asked to note that between these times the following roads will be affected.

Church Street (from Eastgate to Shambles Street), Sadler Gate (full length), St Mary's Gate (full length). A diversion will be in place along Old Mill Lane, Harborough Hill Road, Westway and Shambles Street.

Kendray Street (from Midland Street to Eldon Street), Eldon Street (full length) and Market Hill (full length) will also be closed between 4pm and 6.15pm.

Shambles Street will be closed from 5.55pm to 6.05pm as the firework display takes place.

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Reply Posted by STEVEO on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 12:50
Yay I get to see the beautiful Stephanie xxxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Pat on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 15:13
Is there any disabled space for this as people in wheelchairs at the back won't b able to see anything?

Reply Posted by chickadee on Wednesday November 19 2014 at 11:52
Just spoken to someone about this, apparently there's an area at the front for disabled people (& carers is neccessary) should be a good event - pleased they've made the space for wheelchairs.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 18:44
Well stand at front pat

Reply Posted by enough is enough on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 20:31
WAB a we has posters are few up with the vile trash that people post on WAB we've asked for change so people have to log in and register.

YOUVE HAD YOUR CHANCE to change things I will let the advertisers aware they are wasting there money till you change the log in procedure

Reply Posted by Mr C on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 23:14
Calm down Thompson everyone knows STEVEO is a buffoon you are always moaning on hear you sound like little girl

Reply Posted by Fred on Wednesday November 19 2014 at 08:22
I shall be making an appearance along with many others if you want to come and see one of WAB's most popular posters.

Reply Posted by bananas on Wednesday November 19 2014 at 11:51
cant wait to see stefanny and noddy r8 treat 4rt kids..

Reply Posted by .... on Wednesday November 19 2014 at 18:13
Hahaha, popular!? Richard will be the bespectacled geeky looking one.