Llandaff North lights up for Christmas

November 30, 2012 No Comments »

Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans helped give Llandaff North the festive feeling last night as he turned on the Christmas lights.

Hundreds turned out for the big switch-on at Station Road at around 6.30pm to see the St Mellons boxing hero, who was joined by Cardiff Blues stars Rhys Patchell and Chris Czekaj.

There were also singing performances from Hawthorn Primary School Choir, Gabalfa Primary School Choir and the Cardiff Male Choir.

And, of course, there was a visit from a very busy Santa.

Organiser Lewys Wootten said it was a “fantastic community event”.

“It was a brilliant evening and everyone enjoyed it. I’d say around 400 to 500 people turned out, which is great for a small village,” he said.

“Fred and the Cardiff Blues boys got really involved with the kids, which was great to see.”

Just down the road the night before crowds turned out to watch Sound of Music star Connie Fisher switch on the Christmas lights in Llandaff’s High Street.

The Cathedral School brass band played carols and a choir of 80 girls from nearby Howell’s School also performed.

Chairman of the Llandaff Society, Geoffrey Barton-Greenwood, said it had been a “fantastic evening” with more than 750 people turning out.

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