Ralph Warburton of ADAS reports on the weekend's work in the village: "After a finger numbing weekend of work, I feel most will agree that the Christmas display we have achieved as part of our ADAS committment to the village is quite stunning.
"This is all the result of many man hours spent over the months in our planning. To organise the purchase of more lights; to organise the purchase of the small trees (which gets more difficult each year); to select and plan the cutting of the big tree; to dress all the trees and then the finale of erecting the big tree and subsequently lighting it with thousands of pea lights.
"All the work was carried out by ADAS committee members, plus the generous and totally voluntary help of committed villagers – Mike Haines and Pete Hollinshead up atop the cherry picker most of Sunday affixing the streams of lights in that cold weather; Phil Baker, our super electrical expert getting it all to work; Bill Consterdine, David Latchford and myself placing all the small trees and coaxing them into life.
"Jonathan Gleave assisted us with his long loader in getting the tree in place; Richard Furber transported it from the plantation; Mike Hill helped me in original dressing of the small trees in my long barn. A great team effort, which has I do believe, made Audlem one of the best – if not the best – Christmassy village in South Cheshire.
"All this without asking for finance for it from the traders and companies in the village. I believe it costs each trader in Nantwich £50 to get their lights in place! We in ADAS will continue to do all we do as long as possible and we are delighted that through the year we receive great
support in all we do.
"We hope you enjoy the results throughout December and look forward to seeing you at our Carols singing on December 22nd."
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