Crowds turned out for return of Lyndhurst Christmas lights, switched on by Paralympian Aaron Phipps
CROWDS turned out on Saturday to see Paralympian Aaron Phipps officially switch on Lyndhurst's Christmas lights.
As reported in the A&T, the village's popular overhead lights have made a comeback following a successful fundraising campaign and generous donation from the Stag Hotel.
The festoon lights were axed in 2019 after failing a safety inspection but thanks to the Lyndhurst lights committee's fundraising efforts they have been secured for the next three years.
Despite the cold weather, hundreds of people lined the streets to watch Paralympian Aaron Phipps turn on the lights at 6pm. He said afterwards: "Thanks to everyone who came and braved the baltic temperatures – I really enjoyed being there with you all."
The crowds also enjoyed entertainment from musician Liam White and a fireworks display.