Crowds enjoy Cwmbran lights switch-on

South Wales Argus: LIGHTING-UP TIME: Thousands wait in Cwmbran for the bigh switch-on LIGHTING-UP TIME: Thousands wait in Cwmbran for the bigh switch-on

MORE than 7,000 turned out to experience the fun of the Christmas lights switch-on in Cwmbran.

Families of all ages were there to see Capital FM’s Cam and Sally and Cwmbran band The Envys perform along with other acts on the night. One young mum, Racheal White, 22 from Cwmbran said: “I wanted to show my little girl, Lilly Mae, five, the lights switch-on. It’s a great atmosphere here.”

Organiser of the event for Cwmbran Shopping Centre Betty Collins said: “It’s great to see so many people in the square. I think we have more than last year which was 7,000.”

The lights were nearly delayed when a woman in the crowd had a fit but they were switched on in time at 7pm by the performers and a seven-foot Christmas fairy.

Competition winner tenyear- old Olivia Saunders, from Cwmbran, who designed a Christmas motif for Cwmbran Community Council was also on stage.

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7:46pm Thu 15 Nov 12

hissartist says...

In fact it was really dangerous having that many people in such an area with little or no crowd control. Cwmbran Shopping please take note for future events!!! Somebody could have got seriously hurt there last night.
In fact it was really dangerous having that many people in such an area with little or no crowd control. Cwmbran Shopping please take note for future events!!! Somebody could have got seriously hurt there last night. hissartist
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2:30am Sun 18 Nov 12

smokintheweed says...

I guess this is where Rhinestine would call for all of Cwmbran to be birched.
I guess this is where Rhinestine would call for all of Cwmbran to be birched. smokintheweed
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