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Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« on: November 26, 2004, 07:23:33 pm »
Thanks to our local Rotary Club, there will be a Christmas tree on Bradmore Green once again this year.  The tree is expected to be put in place on Saturday morning 27 November. ;D

The lights are due to be switched on at 6.30pm on Tuesday 30 November by the Rotary Chairman Chris Eyles and myself as Parish Council chairman.  The Rotarians are organising some carol singing, so if you feel in good voice, please come and join us.   In fact, come and just listen if you are like me - poor Johnny One-note!    :-X

There may be a collection by the Rotarians so don't forget your wallet/purse/chequebook
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004, 08:47:30 pm »
Well done to the Rotary for making an effort - will be brilliant to see something Christmassy around the village green this year!

Keep an eye on the tree via the webcam......

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2004, 09:14:39 am »
I agree with James that is good news, thank you Rotarians, I for one will do my best to be there on Tuesday.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2004, 11:12:03 am »
If you are quick you can watch them putting the Christmas tree up on Bradmore Green by clicking on the webcam - http://www.brookmans.com/webcam.php
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2004, 02:51:02 pm »
I've setup another page imaginatively called the treecam at

http://www.brookmans.com/treecam.php

This one doesn't do moving images, but does work a lot better at nighttime so you should be able to see the pretty lights  :D

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2004, 05:12:31 pm »
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so you should be able to see the pretty lights

Although they don't get switched on until Tuesday night. More details here
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2004, 09:42:43 am »
A reminder that anyone with relatives or friends living overseas can invite them to join in the tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday night via the tree cam. Pity we don't have sound to transmit the carols.

http://www.brookmans.com/treecam.php
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2004, 10:45:59 am »
Actually, it might be a good thing we don't have sound, depending on who is singing  ;D

I will try and work out how to do 'streaming' on the webcam before tomorrow evening so you get moving pictures.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2004, 02:30:57 pm »
I dont want to sound negative but how long will it be before the yobs vandalise it, they did last time!!
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2004, 06:36:35 pm »
Don't give in to yobs!

Maybe a sign to say that there is a webcam covering the tree might deter them from causing damage.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2004, 07:50:00 pm »
Don't forget to click on the Christmas Tree cam at 6.30 to see the lights go on and the carol singers gather.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2004, 08:58:49 pm »
Just took a look at the treecam. Looks like a good turnout! :)

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2004, 09:03:54 pm »
Managed to record one of the carols. The start is a bit weak because I was walking towards the choir at the time, but it picks up. Recorded especially for former residents and pals now living overseas.   :)

Click here for 'O come all ye faithful' sung by the Chancellor's School Choir as the Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green were switched on.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2004, 10:52:29 pm »
My family really enjoyed watching the lights get turned on today and the tree was a very welcoming sight as I walked home from the station. Thanks to all concerned.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2004, 12:13:39 pm »
walked past the tree tuesday night and thought it looked excellent,gives the village a great Christmassy atmosphere.
Well done to Rotary Club and all others involved
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2004, 12:23:39 pm »
Bah Humbug!
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2004, 09:33:47 pm »
Does anyone know why the Christmas tree lights are not on tonight (as of 7.30 on Thurday). See webcam http://www.brookmans.com/treecam.php.

Also, just for interest, did anyone manage to download and listen to the carol (sorry for the scrappy start - my fault, not the choir's, I was on the other side of the green when it kicked off)

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2004, 11:48:39 pm »
Yes, I downloaded the carol & it was fun listening to it and imagining everyone on the green.
I must be getting old as I get a bit nostalgic at this time of the year remembering the carol singing we did as church (the chapel in Moffats Lane) youth club members in the late 1950's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do they still go from door to door singing carols?
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2004, 12:50:18 am »
Youth club? Ha!

The only real 'youth' provision in the village is, unfortunately since HCC stopped funding, the Scout Troop. I can imagine what reply I'd get from today's teenagers if I suggested a scout carol singing evening around the village  ???

I do not believe the remaining church in the village runs much in the way of youth provision - I seriously doubt whether they've got the members to.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2004, 01:35:57 am »
What a shame James.
I guess life was a bit different before the days of TV and playstations, computers & mobile phones - yes, I suppose the young ones must think I came out of the ark!!!!!!
Only my age group would think they are actually missing out on some things  8)
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2004, 01:56:43 am »
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Does anyone know why the Christmas tree lights are not on tonight (as of 7.30 on Thurday). See webcam http://www.brookmans.com/treecam.php.


Timing does seem a bit random - it's still off now (midnightish), but has been on one day when I looked at 3pm in the afternoon. Will ring a few people tomorrow and see if we can find out anyone who knows what it is set to do!

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2004, 08:19:40 pm »
I will check with the Rotary Club to see what has happened.  Hopefully just a temporary glitch

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2005, 07:13:30 pm »
GOOD EVENING ALL, IS THERE AN EVENT IN THE VILLAGE TOMORROW EVENING???? IF SO WHAT TIME WHO WHAT ETC ETC
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2005, 07:46:31 pm »
Don't know the answer but there is no need to shout (caps lock)  8)
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2005, 09:23:51 pm »
Hi Itie, welcome to the Forum.

I believe the Christmas Tree lights are being switched on next Tuesday evening (29th November) - Bob H can you confirm?

I'm pretty sure it's not happening tomorrow as the tree hasn't been put up yet!  ;D

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2005, 07:51:04 pm »
I know I'm not Bob, but I can confirm the following:
Carols around the christmas tree on the green on Tuesday 29th November at 6.30pm.
If you can come along, its good fun.
 

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« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2005, 11:50:14 am »
Rotary say the lights will be switched on at 6.30pm Tuesday 29 Nov. followed by carol singing. Anyone got a camera to record the event for this website?

Take a torch so you can read the song-sheet, and some money to donate to Rotary!  I also recommend taking some throat lozenges after last year's experience.  I never was good at singing but it did not stop me.  Was it my dire voice you could here on the soundtrack last year?  Sorry about that.

In case some idiot has the same idea again, would everyone please watch out  for nutcases with axes, saws etc.  heading towards the tree.  It would be nice to keep the tree this year until it officially comes down.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2005, 12:50:15 pm »
How about having the webcam record images of the tree - that way if some idiot did try and cut it down at least there'd be some chance the culprit could be identified ??
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2005, 03:17:30 pm »
Unfortunately, under the current law we are not allowed to have the webcam store images that it has taken, without putting signs up everywhere saying that. And we wouldn't be able to put the signs up without permission of the council, and so on and so on. Besides which the image quality at night is lousy to say the least :)

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