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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #120 on: December 09, 2009, 02:10:00 pm »
Did anyone take any video of the christmas carols and the tree lighting? Would be nice to link to it if there is anything on You Tube.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #121 on: November 12, 2011, 09:14:27 am »
Brookmans Park Rotary Club are lighting the Christmas Tree on Saturday 3rd December. Please come along and join in the festivities. Switch-on will be performed by stars from the Wyllyotts Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk. Potters Bar Town Band will provide the music. There will be Mince Pies, Hot Dogs, Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate. We start at 5.30pm and Santa will arrive with his sleigh at 6.00pm. The switch-on will be at 6.30pm.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #122 on: November 12, 2011, 09:38:58 am »
Switch-on will be performed by stars from the Wyllyotts Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk. Potters Bar Town Band will provide the music.

Hi Marty,

Great effort, as always, by the local Brookmans Park Rotary. However I seem to remember that in the past it was Brookmans Park choirs and characters who performed the switch-on. (Perhaps my memory is cloudy here).  This seems to have a strong Potters Bar involvement, albeit on Bradmore Green. Nothing wrong with that, of course, it's only down the road, but were there no local organisations/characters able to take part?

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2011, 06:35:50 pm »
Hi David

Yes, when we used to do the lighting on a Tuesday evening we had a choir and band from Chancellors School. We changed to Saturday evenings about four or five years ago in an effort to involve the shops around the green and to give working families an opportunity to attend. This has proved to be a successful change. Unfortunately the school couldn't get pupils along at the weekend so we had to look elsewhere for musical accompaniment. We're very lucky that the Potters Bar Town Band have been able to take their place.

In the past we have been able to ask one or two local celebrities to attend but it became more difficult to find people who would do it. We are grateful that the Wyllyotts Theatre are not only able to help with performers to turn the lights on but they also donate 4 tickets to the pantomime that we can raffle at our event, raising money for charity.

We do try to involve as many local people and businesses as possible for the Christmas tree and would like to thank Michael's Butchers, Brookmans Bakery, The Brookmans, Tesco Hatfield, The Dutch Nursery, Potters Bar Rotary Club and GT Towing for their generous contributions.


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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #124 on: November 17, 2011, 07:00:10 pm »
Sounds good Martin. Well done organising it.
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #125 on: December 04, 2011, 05:58:32 pm »
This year’s festive season got off to a great start in Brookmans Park on the Saturday 3rd December. Over 300 local residents were joined by two of the stars of this year’s Wyllyotts Theatre pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk” to light the Christmas Tree on the village green.

Sarah Crosswell (Jack) and Nicholas Collett (Dame Trott) performed the big switch-on at this now traditional community event organised by the Brookmans Park Rotary Club. They also picked the winning number in a prize draw for free tickets for a family of four to attend the panto. The proceeds of the draw, a fantastic £600+ will go to the Alzheimer’s Society, The Orpheus Centre and the Aspire Powerchair Football Club.

The crowd was also joined by Father Christmas who arrived with his sleigh and gave out early Christmas treats. The sleigh was kindly loaned by Potters Bar Rotary Club.

Rotary Club members and local shopkeepers served free mulled wine, hot chocolate, hog roast rolls and mince pies. These were kindly donated by Michael’s Butchers, Brookmans Bakery, The Brookmans and Tesco.

The evening was rounded off with carol singing accompanied by the Potters Bar Town Band who also provided music throughout the event.

The Rotary Club would like to thank North Mymms Parish Council for providing funds for the tree and for granting permission for the use of the green. Also GT Towing who provide the transport for the tree and the Dutch Nursery for the fencing.  A big thank you to all those who took part for their support.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #126 on: November 16, 2012, 05:46:39 pm »
Join us again this year when we turn on the lights of the Brookmans Park Christmas Tree on Saturday 1st December.
We start at 5.30pm and Santa arrives on his sleigh at 6.00pm. The lights will be switched on at 6.30pm.
Mulled wine, hot chocolate, pork rolls and mince pies will be available and we will raffle tickets for this year's Wyllyotts panto "Cinderella".
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #127 on: November 30, 2012, 05:10:55 pm »
Don't forget the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on tomorrow starting at 5.30pm.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #128 on: August 11, 2013, 08:34:11 am »
The Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held on Saturday 30th November starting at 5.30pm. It's on the Meetings and Events page of the Brookmans Rotary Club web site www.brookmansparkrotary.org.uk
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #129 on: August 11, 2013, 09:07:00 am »
The Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held on Saturday 30th November starting at 5.30pm. It's on the Meetings and Events page of the Brookmans Rotary Club web site www.brookmansparkrotary.org.uk

Hi Marty,

Thanks for adding this to the site's calendar. I have removed the duplicate entry to save confusion.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #130 on: December 06, 2013, 08:45:36 am »
Here are a few photos of the switch-on. A big thank you to everyone who attended. We collected over £900 for our charities, Alzheimer's Society and Isabel Hospice.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #131 on: November 19, 2014, 09:04:36 am »
Brookmans Park Rotary Club will be switching on the Christmas Tree lights on Saturday 29th November. Start time 5.30pm, Santa arrives with his sleigh at 6.00pm and the Wyllyotts Panto stars turn on the lights at 6.30pm followed by carol singing with the Potters Bar Town Band. Tickets for the Panto will be raffled. Free Mince Pies, Hot Chocolate and Mulled Wine will be available.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #132 on: November 19, 2014, 11:46:03 am »
Hi Marty, I have added the event to the site's calendar and merged the post with previous threads on this topic so people can see how it's developed over the years. David
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #133 on: November 26, 2014, 05:44:15 pm »
Saturday 29th November is going to be a busy day. Not only are the tree lights going to be switched on from 17:30pm there is also an event at Brookmans park primary school on Bradmore way during the day. To save on the usual traffic chaos I would respectfully ask that residents would leave there vehicles at home and make there way down on foot. This will save the stress of vehicles parking on pavements and across peoples drives and make both events a lot more enjoyable for everybody.
I look forward to sharing a mince pie and hot chocolate with you all at the switch on and if you are not signed up to neighbourhood watch yet please come and see me and I can get you on our systems.
Thank you.
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #134 on: November 29, 2014, 08:43:25 am »
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #135 on: November 29, 2014, 08:48:40 am »
If you are planning on being in the village for the switching on of the Christmas lights at 5.30 you might want to make an afternoon of it and attend the Brookmans Park Christmas Fayre first. It's from 2-5 at the primary school and admission is free. So you can go straight from the Fayre to watch the lights on the tree being switched on. More about the Christmas Fayre in this thread. Clever planning or what!   :)
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #136 on: November 29, 2014, 06:48:05 pm »
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #137 on: November 29, 2014, 07:08:11 pm »
Looks like Santa's being arrested - too much sherry maybe while driving his sleigh!!

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #138 on: November 29, 2014, 07:09:27 pm »
Looks like Santa's being arrested - too much sherry maybe while driving his sleigh!!

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Brilliant  ;)
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2014, 07:25:46 am »
Thanks to forum member Peeplins (@peeplins) for sharing these pictures on Twitter.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #140 on: November 30, 2014, 09:30:15 am »
I must have managed to get pictures of everything but the tree  ;D  but never mind! I put some pictures in a set on flickr (some of these are a bit grainy...): https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5UQc9N


Here's a few for the forum


Father Christmas
DSC_9717-Edit.jpg by sgoldswo, on Flickr

The Dame
DSC_9763-Edit.jpg by sgoldswo, on Flickr

The Band
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #141 on: November 30, 2014, 09:33:40 am »
It was a very enjoyable event, and lovely to see all the children (and well-behaved dogs) enjoying themselves. Many thanks to Rotary for organising it and I hope it made lots for their charities.  :)
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #142 on: November 30, 2014, 10:14:23 am »
I should also say it was a really well organised event, lots of fun, and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves.
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #143 on: November 30, 2014, 12:28:02 pm »
It was a very enjoyable event, and lovely to see all the children (and well-behaved dogs) enjoying themselves. Many thanks to Rotary for organising it and I hope it made lots for their charities.  :)
Agreed - such a shame that there is so much litter strewn around after the event.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #144 on: December 01, 2014, 07:46:39 am »
The Rotary club would like to thank everyone who attended the event on Saturday. Through your generosity we raised just over £1,000. This money will go to this year's chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, Wheelpower (wheelchair sport) and the Barracuda Swimming Club. We do endeavour to tidy the green as much as possible after the event and apologise if we haven't been completely thorough.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #145 on: December 01, 2014, 08:46:12 am »
The Rotary club would like to thank everyone who attended the event on Saturday. Through your generosity we raised just over £1,000. This money will go to this year's chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, Wheelpower (wheelchair sport) and the Barracuda Swimming Club. We do endeavour to tidy the green as much as possible after the event and apologise if we haven't been completely thorough.
Not a criticism of the organisers but of those who deposit the litter.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #146 on: December 01, 2014, 07:21:51 pm »
What kind of litter????  Kebab, chip shop, takeaway, Chinese Indian ???? Litter is litter and kids will be kids, How many rubbish bins in in The Green !!!!!!!.     Good job there is no McDonalds or Burger King in The area, then we could have had a major incident on our hands. Oooops forgot the smokers brigade with there fag ends and fag packets... £100 fine for flicking a dog end....... You Have Been Warned!!!!
 

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