Chiswick Christmas Lights switch-on

High Road looks festive for the first time in years thanks to new display


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The Christmas lights in the centre of Chiswick were switched on by Sister Jennifer, of St Mary’s Convent, this Thursday 20 November 2003, at 6.30pm (see picture left).

The lights, which span across Chiswick High Road, Turnham Green Terrace and Devonshire Road, are the first of a planned long term effort to bring a greater Christmas atmosphere to Chiswick over the coming years.

The £18,000 project has been part funded with £12,000 of Council funding to cover infrastructure development and £6,000 for lights, underwritten by the Chiswick Business Association. An ongoing campaign for further funds to purchase more lights in coming years is currently underway within the town centre.

Paul Lynch, chair of the local area committee, said, "Christmas is a time of goodwill and good cheer and I think that the lights will bring some festive atmosphere to the High Road. The long term plan of the Chiswick Business Association to develop more lights along the High Road has my full support, and will invigorate Chiswick’s unique shopping experience."

The Christmas lights will be the first in the centre of Chiswick for many years and it is planned that future years will see more lights added to the display.

November 20, 2003