VIDEO: Thousands turn out for Christmas lights in Bournemouth

Thousands turn out for Christmas lights in Bournemouth

Thousands turn out for Christmas lights in Bournemouth

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THE BOURNEMOUTH Christmas light switch-on got the festive season off to a colourful start tonight.


Thousands turned out despite gloomy weather to enjoy the Christmas market in The Square and watch the fireworks afterwards.


Harry Redknapp turned on the lights, assisted by Su Pollard and Chris Jarvis, who are both performing in the Pavilion’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty this winter.


The newly-appointed Queens Park Rangers manager told the crowds he was impressed with the Cherries before turning on the lights.


“I’ve been watching Bournemouth play and they’ve been doing fantastic,” he said, to cheers.
“The team are playing just great.”


Pollard joked with the crowd after the switch-on was slightly delayed, which she said was down to problems with the equipment.


She said: “I think there’s a slight cock-up with the plunger.”

 


Jarvis covered for the small wait though by singing Christmas songs to the crowd.


Deputy Mayor Councillor Chris Rochester also appeared onstage to wish Bournemouth residents a merry Christmas.


“Happy Christmas everybody, and have a great year next year,” he said.

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6:21pm Sun 25 Nov 12

manyogie says...

So glad the deputy managed to get there.
So glad the deputy managed to get there. manyogie
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7:15pm Sun 25 Nov 12

A Lofty says...

Another 'switch-on' by a tedious, self-promoting minor celebrity. Assisted by Su Pollard.
Another 'switch-on' by a tedious, self-promoting minor celebrity. Assisted by Su Pollard. A Lofty
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9:18pm Sun 25 Nov 12

kayackie says...

Another tedious pointless comment from a victor meldrew type. Some people are just so miserable!
Another tedious pointless comment from a victor meldrew type. Some people are just so miserable! kayackie
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7:29am Mon 26 Nov 12

bobthedestroyer says...

manyogie wrote:
So glad the deputy managed to get there.
Think current mayor is recovering from an illness or something, so the deputy is covering as many duties as possible
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: So glad the deputy managed to get there.[/p][/quote]Think current mayor is recovering from an illness or something, so the deputy is covering as many duties as possible bobthedestroyer
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7:31am Mon 26 Nov 12

bobthedestroyer says...

kayackie wrote:
Another tedious pointless comment from a victor meldrew type. Some people are just so miserable!
Who are you referring too, can't work it out from the article?
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Another tedious pointless comment from a victor meldrew type. Some people are just so miserable![/p][/quote]Who are you referring too, can't work it out from the article? bobthedestroyer
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7:35am Mon 26 Nov 12

Howdie says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
manyogie wrote:
So glad the deputy managed to get there.
Think current mayor is recovering from an illness or something, so the deputy is covering as many duties as possible
Well said, that what a deputy does.....fill in....otherwise people would would want to know the point of his position if he didn't do something sometimes.....!
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: So glad the deputy managed to get there.[/p][/quote]Think current mayor is recovering from an illness or something, so the deputy is covering as many duties as possible[/p][/quote]Well said, that what a deputy does.....fill in....otherwise people would would want to know the point of his position if he didn't do something sometimes.....! Howdie
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