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Village To Be Lit Up With Christmas Lights For First Time

Thursday November 20 2014

A VILLAGE which has never had Christmas lights before will be lit up later on today thanks to a generous businessman.

Eric Riby has donated over £5,000 worth of illuminations for Barugh Green and is set to switch them on at 4pm.

Father Christmas is set to flick the switch on the lights at Barugh Green Primary School, lighting up a 16ft Christmas tree - the first tree in the school's history - as well as 17 street lamp posts.

A special Christmas choir will also be in attendance.

Eddie said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to be in a position where I can give back to my local community and bring some Christmas joy to the residents of Barugh Green.

"It's something I have wanted to do for a long time and I can't wait to see everyone's faces. Christmas is all about creating magic and I can only hope it will be a magical moment for the residents of Barugh Green."

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Reply Posted by Elsie Smith on Thursday November 20 2014 at 16:10
Well done to this very generous businessman. I do hope he is rewarded with seeing the smilng faces of the children he is doing this for. Unfortunately the residents in Grimethorpe will be once again be with out any lights or Christmas tree due to the ex parish clerk being jailed for 8 years for fraud leaving us to pick up the pieces and paying back the debt she left us in.

Reply Posted by Lynda waterhouse on Monday December 1 2014 at 22:38
We travel from skelmanthorpe to Barugh green to pick our grandchildren up from school 2 days a week and think the christmas lights look really magical. My grandchildren always talk about the lights and christmas tree. What a truly generous man.

Reply Posted by Helen renshaw on Sunday January 3 2016 at 15:35
Saw your lights this year and they look fab can you put me in touch with who supplied and erected the lamp lights please I am trying to get them in Chapeltown to compliment the ones we already have in the garden