Hemsworth set to light up for Christmas

General view of Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, showing the recently switched on christmas lights.'h333a247
General view of Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, showing the recently switched on christmas lights.'h333a247

FESTIVE lights are set to sparkle tonight (Thursday) as Hemsworth’s lights are officially switched on.

The town will be lit up tonight at 6pm and there is lots of other entertainment throughout the day.

There will be a Christmas market on Cross Hills precinct and primary school children will be singing carols from 10am.

A Christmas craft fair is also being held in the Community Centre, on Bullenshaw Road, from 5pm to 9pm and the South Kirkby Singers will also be performing from 7pm to 8.30pm.

South Elmsall residents enjoyed the fun of the fair as well when their Christmas lights were turned on last Wednesday.

There were donkeys rides, fairground rides, games and lots of festive food and drinks on offer.

Children from schools in the area had the privilege of switching the Christmas lights on.

Those charged with the important job were James Bailey and Dec Wiktoria from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Moorthorpe, Thomas Tweedy from Ash Grove J&I School, Joel Kitchin from Moorthorpe Primary School and Chloe Shaw and Ben Turner from Carlton Road J&I School.

Doreen Gray, chairperson of the South Elmsall Town Centre Partnership, which organised the event, said it was a really nice night.

She said: “It’s the only time of year everyone really gets together.”

She estimated around 2,000 people showed up to enjoy the festivities.

The mayor and mayoress of South Elmsall, Coun Robert Brown and his wife Nancy, attended the celebrations, as well as other council members.