Ilfracombe prepares for a nautical lighting of the lights

12:48 28 November 2012


The RNLI's Stormy Stan.


Join the face of the RNLI to kick start Ilfracombe’s Christmas tonight (Wednesday).

ILFRACOMBE is gearing up for its annual lighting of the lights celebrations tonight (Wednesday) with a very nautical special guest.

RNLI mascot Stormy Stan will be doing the honours at the square by the war memorial this evening, to link the festivities into the town’s appeal for a new Shannon class lifeboat.

In the run up to the switch on at 7pm there will be a children’s lantern lit procession making its way from Oxford Grove and arriving at the square around 6.45pm.

Organised by Ilfracombe High Street Traders, the countdown will be led from an open topped bus after a short blessing by the Reverend Robert Harris, who will be joined by the Mayor of Ilfracombe, traders and guests.

Afterwards the bus will lead a parade of bands, Santa’s sleigh and festive characters up to the High Street for late night shopping and entertainment.

No rain is forecast.


Other News Stories


Fire called out to help in the early hours of Thursday morning

Read more
Exeter Magistrates' Court

A mother has been banned from driving after she took her 10-year-old twins shopping when she was two-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit.

Read more
The patio outside a house at Farway

Cornell Construction commended for transforming an outdoor space into ‘something special’

Read more
The Sidmouth Friends of the Samaritans held their AGM this week. Pictured are chairman Sue Kensdale with from left Ron Harbour (treasurer), vice chairman Gerald Hayne and Denis Jones (sec). Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 3446-08-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to

A long-running fundraising group, which has donated more than £114,000 to charity, is to fold as it cannot find a new committee.

Read more
A busy Woolacombe Bay. North Devon has seen a welcome late summer boost in tourism this year

Tourism sectors across the region are reaping the benefits as a result of the late summer sunshine.

Read more
DJ's Cafe on the seafront in Exmouth. Ref exe 4318-40-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A seafront business owner, who believed he could trade ‘for the foreseeable future’, was shocked to find his café boarded up without warning by district bosses.

Read more

The incident happened near Hembury Fort at 10.40am.

Read more
Giant veg grower David Maund picked up a number of placings at the Malvern Autumn Show

A giant-vegetable grower from Bideford has returned from a national competition with a prize haul almost as big as some of his extraordinary exhibits.

Read more
Chef Peter Gorton presents an award to Ellen Streatfeild, Wendy Williams, Helen Brandom and Jacqui Thomas. Picture by Steven Haywood

The meat producer fought off stiff competition to land two wins in the 2015 Taste of the West Product Awards.

Read more

A man has been found safe following an overnight search in Exmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications