PHOTOS: Padiham Christmas lights switch-on

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PADIHAM was awash with light at the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Fireworks, music and plenty of good cheer hung in the air outside Padiham Town Hall where hundreds had gathered to celebrate. The singing was led by local girl Helen James (21) and about 800 people were enjoying the spectacle.Inside the town hall, Burnley Silver Alliance Band played while Padiham Rotary Club brought Father Christmas and his sleigh along.

Padiham Christmas lights switch-on. (s)

Padiham Christmas lights switch-on. (s)

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