Brixton switches on for Christmas

Archbishop Sumner school's steel band
Archbishop Sumner school’s steel band warmed up the waiting crowd

Brixton’s Christmas got under way yesterday (29 November) as Philip Normal, deputy mayor of Lambeth, joined the chief executive of Morleys, Nigel Blow to light the candles on the Brixton Business Improvement District (BID) Christmas tree opposite the Tube station.

Passers-by stopped to listen to the Archbishop Sumner school steel band from Kennington and the Brixton Chamber Orchestra – who played seasonal music as darkness fell.

Nigel Blow said that the Morleys Store Group now has eight stores, but the whole group is still called Morleys and its first store, in Brixton, will next year get a multi-million pound refurbishment, confirming the company’s continuing faith in Brixton as a top place to shop.

Also on hand were local councillors and BID representatives.

Deputy mayor Philip Normal gets things going
Deputy mayor Philip Normal gets things going
Morleys' Nigel Blow counts down to the switch-on
Morleys’ Nigel Blow counts down to the switch-on
Applause as the lights go on
Applause as the lights go on
Brixton Chamber Orchestra
Brixton Chamber Orchestra played seasonal music

At the switch-on (l-r) Brixton BID director Michael Smith, BID chair Laverne Walker of Sackville Travel, local councillor Donatus Anyanwu, deputy mayor Philip Normal, local councillor Irfan Mohammed and Morleys chief executive Nigel Blow
At the switch-on (l-r) Brixton BID director Michael Smith, BID chair Laverne Walker of Sackville Travel, local councillor Donatus Anyanwu, deputy mayor Philip Normal, local councillor Irfan Mohammed and Morleys chief executive Nigel Blow

2 COMMENTS

  1. And don’t forget Corpus Christi primary school who sang there at 5pm plus at The Department Store for the unveiling of the new lights and earlier at Sainsburys on Brixton Water Lane to raise money for charity.

    • See our story on Winter Windows. Unfortunately we did not forget about the Water Lane event … nobody told us about it.

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