Lights, Camera, Action !
The Towns Xmas lights were turned on this evening by the Worlds Tallest Town Crier
Shrewsbury Town Crier
For one night only !
Our own Sue Blower ( Monty Town Crier ) relinquished her Crier attire for just this one night to welcome back Mr Martin Wood. Martin, at 7 foot 2 inches gave a welcoming speech - partly with microphone, which was sort of redundant as he is famed for being LOUD !!!.
He warmed up the crowd then led the shouted countdown before throwing the switch.
Surely Gentle Giant Martin must be a shoe in on the casting bench for the next 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie !
Procession from St Nicholas
The evening had begun with a children's torch-lit procession behind Santa from St. Nicholas church, down into Broad Street and along to the Town Hall
Crafty old Santa
Rudolph and friends were left to graze and build up their strength tonight as Santa harnessed a little Horse-power to arrive at the Town Hall.
Children Carol Singing
Our very own Town Crier - Sue Blower - led the processions children in a few carols before introducing Martin.
Food and Drink
Beefburger and Hot Roast Chestnuts were available from stalls outside and were widely enjoyed while some revelers chose to head for the Fish and Chip shop.
The moment we had all been waiting for, and the result of all the hard work over the last few months of the Montgomery Xmas Lights Committee.
Afterall.... The lights do not organise and install themselves !
Well done folks !!!