Sub-zero temperatures take their toll on lights switch-on

Ready, steady, go: Kirton Primary pupils Holly Wright, 11, and Lincoln Caine, five, switch-on the Christmas lights watched by Sean Caine and John Fitzgerald. Photo: SG031210-380TW
Ready, steady, go: Kirton Primary pupils Holly Wright, 11, and Lincoln Caine, five, switch-on the Christmas lights watched by Sean Caine and John Fitzgerald. Photo: SG031210-380TW

SUB-ZERO temperatures took their toll on the crowds as Kirton switched on the Christmas lights and partied around the war memorial on Friday night.

The oldest and youngest pupils at Kirton Primary School, Holly Wright, 11, and Lincoln Craine, five, switched on the lights while fellow pupils from the choir serenaded the gathering with some favourite Christmas carols.

Boston 337 Round Table were there with their Santa Sleigh, Kirton members of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue showed children their fire engine and there was a barbecue laid on by three generations of village butchers, the Beesons.

The Scouts were there with a lucky dip and there were a few craft stalls as well as a fairground organ on the back of a lorry.

Kirton Brass Band also entertained.

Businessman Steve Carter said around 200 people attended but that was down on the number expected as it was such a cold night.

He said shops closed around 7.30pm - a little earlier than expected - as the shoppers dispersed early.

He said: “It was a little bit too cold.”