Ripponden was certainly a hive of activity on Saturday night for the Christmas Lights Switch On. The evening started with a lovely Carol Service at St Bartholomew’s Church led by Rev Carol Hirst.

For the Lights Switch On itself, Oldham Road was once again temporarily closed to allow everyone to stand in the road for the countdown which was performed superbly by our own resident DJ Cllr Steve McCarley.

Afterwards Father Christmas and his Scout helpers were kept very busy meeting with children at Central Hall.

A BIG thank you to all came along to support and assist with the event.