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Diggle Primary School Christmas competition winners Dylan Jackson (Class R) and Jane Anderson (class 3) turning on the Christmas lights (Photo: ©stuartcoleman)

Diggle residents celebrated their annual Christmas light switch on in style on Sunday with record numbers enjoying carols, fireworks and the tree lighting ceremony.

Pupils from Diggle Primary School choir started the festivities with a selection of carols at, a full to overflowing, Diggle Band Club.

Fuelled on minced pies and mulled wine, the gathering led by Diggle Band made their way to the Christmas tree opposite Wharf Mill where Christmas competition winners, Jane Anderson and Dylan Jackson from Diggle School, turned on the tree lights.

Rev Duncan Rhodes said, “It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying this event, singing carols and celebrating Christmas together as a community.”

Mark Brooks, chairperson for the Diggle Community Association said, ” The light-up Christmas event takes a lot of fundraising, planning and organising but it’s worth it to see so many people from the village enjoying themselves.’

Special thanks go out to: The Diggle Community Association, Cllr Nikki Kirkham, Diggle Primary School, Diggle Band, Diggle Band Club and local residents

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