Lindley lights switch on and Christmas fair on Tuesday
Nov 27 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
LINDLEY will be transported back to Victorian times as locals celebrate Christmas.
The village’s annual Christmas Charity Fair takes place on Tuesday.
Shopkeepers along Lidget Street will be getting into character by dressing up in traditional costumes.
The community-staged event kicks off at 6pm and as always promises to offer a variety of fun and attractions for the whole family.
The night will be officially opened by Huddersfield-born Leeds and Great Britain rugby star Keith Senior.
The street will be closed to traffic so visitors can enjoy the party, which will include street performers, choirs and children’s attractions.
There will be a variety of stalls and businesses will be offering hot food to keep revellers warm, from pie and peas and barbecues to more festive treats.
Most shops will be staying open late and running activities in store, while Santa will be dropping in at Lindley Library.
The festivities will come to a dramatic conclusion at around 8.30pm with a spectacular firework display.
The event, which each year raises thousands of pounds for charity, is organised by members of the Love Lindley committee.
Member Clr Tony Brice said: “There’s something for everybody and the event has really grown in popularity over the years.
“It is also an important fundraiser and each year supports a different local charity.
“The community works hard throughout the year to put this on and we’re hoping people come and show their support and have fun.
Cash raised from the event will be given to the local branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Members will holding a collection and there will also be a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.
Organisers hope to raise at least £5,000 which would purchase a new dog for the group..