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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SEASON BEGINS AS LONG LANE SWITCHES ON FOR 22ND YEAR

Crowds braved the weather to gather for the annual official switch on of Terry Ramplin’s Christmas lights display at Long Lane in Newport this evening (Saturday).

In stark contrast to 2020’s event, which was limited to just a few friends due to the pandemic, groups of people ventured out in the bitter wind to see Long Lane in lights for the 22nd year.

Each December, Terry and Sue Ramplin put on a display to remember to bring joy to families across the Isle of Wight. Since 2014 alone, the couple have handed over a staggering £25,000 to local good causes, with money being raised this year for IW Prostate Cancer Support Group and Daisy Chains IW.

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Terry insists that this year is the last big display, with plans to scale things back slightly from 2022 onwards. There was no sign of easing up tonight though, with a Vectis Corps of Drums marching band in fine form, mince pies and sausage rolls on offer and plenty of lights to entertain kids of all ages!

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The lights are on every night between now and New Year with families welcome onto the driveway as normal to enjoy the plethora of lights – with a kind ask of a donation to charity.

Long Lane is taking part in this year’s Light up the Wight, brought to you by Island Echo and sponsored by Southern Vectis. The official map will go live on Wednesday (1st December) with the opportunity to vote for your favourite display at www.islandecho.co.uk/xmas.

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I wonder how many global warming hipocrit protesters will pay a visit….

 

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