Christmas lights are on in Welwyn Hatfield homes

PUBLISHED: 10:03 23 December 2011

Cecil Crescent, Hatfield

Cecil Crescent, Hatfield

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AS Christmas approaches, the Welwyn Hatfield Times takes a trip across the borough to see who’s been naughty or nice with their festive decorations this year.

If you’re not yet in the festive spirit, maybe these pictures will do the job.

Ahead of the big day on Sunday, we toured Welwyn Hatfield in search of the borough’s best and brightest Christmas decorations – and we weren’t disappointed.

So here, we present some of Times Territory’s most dazzling houses at Christmas 2011, and spoke to the owners about their efforts.

Suzanne Vann, who lives in Cecil Crescent, Hatfield, has been adorning her house with neon lights and a large light-up Santa ever since her grandson was born.

Suzanne, who works at Oak View Primary School in Woods Avenue as the school cook, said: “We normally get them set up by mid-November so we can switch them on by December 1.

“Everyone loves it, you get people asking every year when the Christmas lights are going up, and all the kids at school come over to see them.”

Meanwhile, in WGC, Raymond and Betty Wilkinson have been drawing gasps from admiring neighbours in Great Ganett for the past 10 years.

“It’s for the kids – they stand outside the house and stare for about 20 minutes,” said Raymond.

“But it’s for me as well. I like my lights.

“It cheers up the place and that’s what Christmas is all about.”


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