Despite the pouring rain, thousands of people flocked to West Bridgford to see the Christmas lights switched on. They were treated to some fabulous entertainment, with comedy street theatre from Cinderella’s ugly sisters Rubella and Salmonella and music from the West Bridgford Social Singers, Newhall Brass Band and Bevox Community Choir. There was
a bustling market on the croquet lawn with over 60 stalls selling an array of food and craft produce. Many local shops also joined in on the fun supplying mulled wine and hot food. Children’s fairground rides lit up Central Avenue and kept families amused. The Christmas lights were turned on by the Mayor of Rushcliffe and Gem 106 at 5pm, accompanied by
a spectacular firework show above Bridgford Park.
Gordon Road event
Meanwhile, traders on Gordon Road in West Bridgford have got together to provide a great day’s entertainment on Saturday 8th December. The independent traders, who populate the Gordon Road shopping area, have worked together to provide a special day and fun for all the family.
The event will run from 2-6pm on the 8th December and there will be market stalls with various local businesses on hand, children’s fairground rides, stilt walkers, traditional games, buskers and, of course, Father Christmas. Proceeds from the day will support three local charities; Friary Drop-in, Invest ME and Ward E38 at the Queen’s Medial Centre.
Test Match pub landlord, Craig Sharp-Weir, said: “This is going to be a fantastic event for all the family and is one not to be missed. There is so much going on and it is fantastic that the local traders have got together to organise such a great day.
“One of the highlights will be the switching on of the Christmas tree in front of the pub and that will give the whole area a special Christmas feel to it.”

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