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Christmas excitement comes to Bromley as lights are switched on

PUBLISHED: 14:58 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:58 05 December 2017

Beckenham's Christmas event, featuring the lights switch-on. Picture: Anna Kennedy

Beckenham's Christmas event, featuring the lights switch-on. Picture: Anna Kennedy

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Festive fever came to Bromley at the weekend, as residents celebrated the beginning of the run-up to the big day.

Beckenham hosted a Christmas event on Saturday, December 2, featuring a market, funfair, carrot treasure hunt, community sing-a-long and live entertainment.

The climax of the day, staged at Beckenham Green, near St George’s Church, was the lights switch-on, which was done by autism campaigner Anna Kennedy.

Anna – who was made an OBE for her dedication to founding schools for children with autism – said she had been “honoured and excited” to take on the role. Some of the pupils attended the event themselves, with their families.

Other activities on the afternoon included performances from school choirs, a candlelit parade and a drumming workshop.


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