Ilfracombe prepares for a nautical lighting of the lights

12:48 28 November 2012

The RNLI

The RNLI's Stormy Stan.

Archant

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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Danny Alexander and North Devon MP Nick Harvey talk to Working Hub manager Amelia Isaac.

Danny Alexander Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announces major investment - including the North Devon Link Road - during Barnstaple visit.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:18
The scene at Newport in Barnstaple.

Some homes saw a missed collection as North Devon Council upgrades its recycling service.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Port Royal in 1956

A project to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s shores needs residents to act as its ‘eyes and ears’ - and share their memories.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:17
Storm damage in Bideford. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Stormy weather and high winds last night caused two trees to fall in Bideford. View our photo galleries here.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05
The WI baton is passed on in Filleigh, with the help of two Shire horses. Picture: Sarah Howells

WI clubs gathered in Filleigh this morning (Monday) for a special baton handover as part of a natiowide celebration.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

An amphetamine user has been jailed for attacking a tourist with an axe in a completely random attack as he filmed flower displays at a seaside resort.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Family Notices 24


Devon's trusted business finder