Stars to launch Nantwich lights switch-on


Nantwich Olympian Bryony Page and Paralympic athlete Andrew Small will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights this year.

The trampolinist and wheelchair racer will join local singer Thea Gilmore to officially start the festive celebrations.

Bryony, 25, (pictured) sprung to success this year in Rio scooping a silver medal, the first ever British trampolining medal.

Bringing home a bronze medal, 23-year-old Andrew also gained his personal best 17.96 seconds, in the mens T33 100m final.

Last year’s switch-on event was a huge success with thousands flocking into the town to see the lights go on – and this year’s event, taking place on Saturday November 19, promises to be bigger than ever.

The packed programme starts from 4pm and includes performances from local talents Josh Whittaker and Callum Wright.

Nantwich Young Voices will entertain the crowds leading up to the big switch-on, to be followed by a musical firework spectacular from 5.30pm.

There will also be food, treats, fairground rides and photo opportunities with Santa’s Polka Dot Pirate.

One lucky youngster will join the stars on stage for the switch on.

Children under the age of 11 are invited to take part in a competition to guess the number of LED lights on the star atop this year’s town Christmas tree.

To give them a clue, there are more than 800, but less than 3,800.

Entrants should send their answer, with name, age and contact details to Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich, CW2 6JN or email

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