Christmas Lights - 2016-2017


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Saturday 10th December - Switch-on day.  And what did it do after all the dry weather?  It rained, of course!  But did it spoil the enjoyment?  Of course not!

Father Christmas in reflective mood

A few dry days have shown the lights at their spectacular best.

The two pubs are dressed in festive finery, too.

And now, although Christmas has passed, a familiar face is still hanging around ...

So many favourites on show, old and new.

Christmas time - and Haughton’s lights brightened the frosty pavements once again




Grand Total Raised




Thank you all

Charity Presentation Evening


The well-attended annual presentation of the money raised by Haughton Christmas Lights and the Harvest Festival Auction was held at the Bell Inn on Monday 31st January.  


Alison Heath, landlady of the Bell presented a share of the record-breaking £2600 raised at the Harvest Auction to representatives from St Giles Church, St Giles Primary Academy PTFA, Horace's Outing and Haughton Village Hall.


Bob Swinnerton introduced the recipients of the money raised by the Christmas Lights, a record-breaking £11190, which was shared between the Midlands Air Ambulance, Katharine House Hospice, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St Giles Church Toilet Fund, St Giles Primary Academy and Starz Playgroup.  The presentations were made by village residents, including Mrs Joyce Moore, on whose house the Haughton Lights tradition began.

The charities receive their money from Haughton residents.  Clockwise from top left:  Katie West, Midlands Air Ambulance - Emma Whitehurst, Katharine House Hospice - Christine Green, Multiple Sclerosis Society - Reverend Sue Symons, St Giles Church

From left to right - top row:  Trish Edwards, headteacher, Haughton St Giles Primary Academy, Ann Archer, Bob Swinnerton, Katie West, Midlands Air Ambulance, Melita Edge, Starz Playgroup, John Stewart, St Giles Church Warden.  Bottom row:  Reverend Sue Symons, Rector of St Giles Church, Emma Whitehurst, Katharine House Hospice, Joyce Moore, Christine Green, Multiple Sclerosis Society