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Offline Bob Horrocks

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2006, 05:21:37 pm »
Santa and friends came along Swanley Bar Lane about 8.15pm Monday evening.  Fortunately just before the grandchildren were collected by their mother otherwise they would never again believe anything I tell them.  As it is, my reputation is intact.

Merry Christmas to one and all.   :icon_jokercolor:

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2006, 10:41:17 am »
Unfortunately vandals have attacked the tree overnight and it has lost the top 3 foot - the game of 'let's rip off the star' seeming to be too good an opportunity to miss  :(

The Rotary Club are planning on putting things back together this morning.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2006, 11:00:03 am »
Such a shame especially when so many young people were there to take part in the lighting up and singing. My little ones check the tree on the way to school everyday. It is all part of the magic to them and I think a symbol of a community together. Why anyone would want to damage it i cannot imagine but I hope it can be put right very soon.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2006, 12:37:02 pm »
2 hours later.. it's all back to normal.. .albeit about 2 foot shorter. The vandals did have a lucky escape though as in ripping down the star they also ripped out the 240V main cable which was left hanging loose (and live) off the tree...
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2006, 09:30:16 pm »

What a shame that our lovely Xmas tree was attacked. Thank you to James and David for clearing up and putting things right as best they could.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2006, 09:10:03 am »
What a shame our lovely vandals didn't make contact with the 240V cable.

Just the sort of short sharp shock they might need.

I blame the parents.......................
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2006, 09:26:59 am »
don't think it works like that any more - if they did make contact with the 240v cable, they would probably sue...and win
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2006, 10:25:44 am »
The new lights are low voltage, so unfortunately the yobs would not have  got their just desserts.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2006, 12:11:09 pm »
The lights are Bob, but the star at the top is still 240V, and that is what they ripped down and pulled the wire out of the fuse box.
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #69 on: December 18, 2006, 03:21:33 pm »
Will the Christmas Tree webcam be making a seasonal reappearance?

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Unfortunately it appears not. Whilst there is an empty flat on the village green that I could have mounted a webcam in, and the estate agent was happy for me to use it, unfortunately the owner who is trying to sell it was not I can see his or her point of view -it is their property after all, but no webcam this year.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #70 on: December 18, 2006, 06:01:34 pm »
Thanks for trying James!
Merry Christmas to all,

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #71 on: December 18, 2006, 07:39:46 pm »
Thanks to all who fixed the tree.

What a shame for us all that there are people in the village who think its cool to wreck something so lovely.

...on a happier note....

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and may the debates continue to flow in 2007!
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #72 on: December 19, 2006, 02:40:23 pm »
Having seen the tree I wonder if it was vandals or just the top that was top heavy and broke off.  You must admit that the original top section of the tree was bending over rather a lot.

To be honest, the tree looks better now in my humble opinion.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #73 on: December 19, 2006, 05:21:32 pm »
I wonder if you are right Bob.   On the photo it does look as if it broke at the point where the blue rope was tied around it, possibly a strong gust of wind;  and you are right, it was leaning over.

 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #74 on: December 19, 2006, 10:09:57 pm »
As one who fixed the darn thing, it would be a very peculiar gust of wind that:

* Broke the star off
* Ripped about 75 of the little lights off and left them on the ground - we got about half of them working again but there's about 30 fewer on the tree now.
* Pulled the live 240V mains wire off the star and left it hanging loose
* Deposited one (empty) can of fosters and numours fag ends in and around the tree
*Took one of the long wires of little lights off the tree and tied it (with a recognisable knot - hope it wasn't one of my scouts..) around a handy lampost
* Generally messed up the other little lights as much as possible.

Nope, vandals methinks.

I would agree the tree looks better though  :)

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #75 on: December 19, 2006, 10:12:02 pm »
A case for Miss Marple perhaps!
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #76 on: December 20, 2006, 09:31:53 am »
No need for Miss Marple.

I'm sure our trusty constabulary will track down the miscreants.
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #77 on: December 20, 2006, 10:37:18 am »
Thanks James for the evidence of vandalism.  If the knots were tied by (ex?) Scouts then at least they learned something.

As for police action, I expect many Herts police have been drafted to Suffolk to assist in tracking down a serial killer.  The police have a finite number of officers and Suffolk police are being assisted by other forces.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2007, 10:12:26 am »
Christmas tree lighting and carols on Bradmore Green at 6.30PM, Tuesday 4th December.  Organised by Rotary Club of Brookmans Park.   Telephone Robert Ward on 01707 645343 for details
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #79 on: July 18, 2007, 12:07:25 pm »
 ::)

I think it may be a good idea to add a date as I can't see where it links to the calendar.

Christmas seems to come round earlier each year, unfortunately
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #80 on: November 24, 2007, 11:31:47 am »
Brookmans Park Rotary's, John Reid, has supplied more information about this event. Click here for the details.

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2007, 08:43:54 pm »
I missed the lighting, but the tree looks fantastic. Definitely the best one yet. Well done to the Rotary Club. 
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #82 on: December 04, 2007, 09:24:30 pm »
A great event for the whole family. Excellent  community spirit. Santa was mobbed, I feared for his safety at times.

Well done to all involved!
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2007, 09:00:47 am »
would it be possible to have the tree lights left on during the day?
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2007, 02:16:35 pm »
Thanks again to the rotary club for the christmas tree and carols evening. The tree looks even better this year...and the mulled wine went down very well!

What a lovely village tradition this has become!


 
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #85 on: December 05, 2007, 02:49:21 pm »
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #86 on: December 11, 2007, 12:16:58 pm »
would it be possible to have the tree lights left on during the day?

Not sure if the lights have always been on all day but they are now.  Very nice indeed :)

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2008, 12:53:07 pm »
Brookmans Park Rotary Club are planning to move the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony this year to Saturday 29th November. It will take place earlier than the traditional Tuesday evening event at 5.00-6.00pm, when most shops are still open. Father Christmas will arrive in his sleigh and there will be community carol singing. Mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine will also be available. A celebrity will perform the switch-on.
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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #88 on: July 22, 2008, 12:24:34 pm »
One thing to think through if you are planning on changing the date is impact on the school choirs.  I know that the local children and Chancellors choir particularly enjoy the event so wouldn't want to exclude them by changing the date.  Prehaps you could talk to the school Music department today before it closes for the summer (tomorrow).
 

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Re: Christmas tree lights on Bradmore Green
« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2008, 11:13:25 am »
I am in touch with the Head of Music to try to organise the choir.
 

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