Forth lights up at second attempt

Forth Christmas lights 10th anniversary switch on'Forth'20/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Forth Christmas lights 10th anniversary switch on'Forth'20/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

THERE was a double whammy of excitement in Forth on Sunday as Santa dropped into the Masonic Hall to meet local children in his grotto and the village Christmas lights were switched on outside the church.

And, in a new addition for 2011 – the 10th staging of this annual event – two hours of children’s games and activities took place in the church hall.

Forth Christmas lights 10th anniversary switch on'L - R'Lance Blair past chairman, George Alexander (69) and his wife Janet (69) were the guests invited to switch on the lights and Billy Watt chairman, eventually got the lights on after third attempt'Forth'20/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

Forth Christmas lights 10th anniversary switch on'L - R'Lance Blair past chairman, George Alexander (69) and his wife Janet (69) were the guests invited to switch on the lights and Billy Watt chairman, eventually got the lights on after third attempt'Forth'20/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

Organisers said that a fantastic number of local villagers turned out to support proceedings.

There was even added drama when a system failure meant that the lights failed to turn on at the first attempt by local couple George and Janet Alexander.

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.