Area’s festive lights

NBENBE111125d2, Belper Christmas lights switch on.
NBENBE111125d2, Belper Christmas lights switch on.

CHRISTMAS has officially arrived in Belper and Milford as the festive lights were switched on.

Crowds flocked to the Memorial Gardens in Belper and the Strutt Arms in Milford as town Mayor Cllr Alan Cox performed the switch-ons one after the other on Friday.

NBENBE111125e3, Milford Christmas lights switch on. Mayor Cllr Alan Cox , Mayoress Jackie Cox and town crier Terry Porter.

NBENBE111125e3, Milford Christmas lights switch on. Mayor Cllr Alan Cox , Mayoress Jackie Cox and town crier Terry Porter.

Cllr Cox was joined by Santa Claus to switch on the Milford lights and children from Milford Primary School sang Christmas carols.

Then in Belper, the recently-retired chairman of the Friends of Babington Hospital Ray Asher helped Cllr Cox flick the switch.

NBENBE111125e2, Milford Christmas lights switch on. Milford school children carol singing.

NBENBE111125e2, Milford Christmas lights switch on. Milford school children carol singing.

NBENBE111125e1, Milford Christmas lights switch on.

NBENBE111125e1, Milford Christmas lights switch on.

NBENBE111125d7, Belper Christmas lights switch on.

NBENBE111125d7, Belper Christmas lights switch on.

NBENBE111125d6, Belper Christmas lights switch on. selling Christmas from the Whitemoor garden project stall, Annie Stone, Mark Haslam and Robert McGee.

NBENBE111125d6, Belper Christmas lights switch on. selling Christmas from the Whitemoor garden project stall, Annie Stone, Mark Haslam and Robert McGee.

NBENBE111125d5, Belper Christmas lights switch on. Town crier Terry Porter, santas elve, Ray Asher Belper L.O.F, Mayor cllr Alan Cox, Santa.

NBENBE111125d5, Belper Christmas lights switch on. Town crier Terry Porter, santas elve, Ray Asher Belper L.O.F, Mayor cllr Alan Cox, Santa.

NBENBE111125d4, Belper Christmas lights switch on. Meeting santa Charlie Warman, Ruby-Marie Nutbrown and Laurie Nutbrown.

NBENBE111125d4, Belper Christmas lights switch on. Meeting santa Charlie Warman, Ruby-Marie Nutbrown and Laurie Nutbrown.

NBENBE111125d3, Belper Christmas lights switch on. Diane Hutchinson and Mary Raven from Belper town  wind band.

NBENBE111125d3, Belper Christmas lights switch on. Diane Hutchinson and Mary Raven from Belper town wind band.

NBENBE111125d8, Belper Christmas lights switch on.

NBENBE111125d8, Belper Christmas lights switch on.