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Thornbury Christmas Lights

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Sunday 21st October 2018

8am: Christmas Lights Volunteer Street Fitting
Wheatsheaf Inn

Start at yard

Many hands make light work, and help for the odd hour or two (at any point in the session) is just as welcome as the full session. Bring gloves, any other bits that you think might be useful (pair of pliers etc)... but what’s needed should be available. Refreshments will be available mid-morning.

www.mythornbury.co.uk/xmaslights

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How to contact Thornbury Christmas Lights Association

To help out with any of the many tasks needed to be done or for more information please contact any member of the Committee listed below:

Chair: Brian Roberts Tel: 01454 822626
Vice-Chair: Rex Davis Tel: 01454 415286
Secretary: Gill Dunkley, The Old Malthouse, Gloucester Road, Thornbury BS35 1LH, Tel: 01454 281801 or email:
Membership Secretary: Terry Ray, Hollybush Cottage, Clay Lane, Thornbury BS35 3UA, Tel: 01454 412272
Treasurer: Fred Macey, 39 Squires Leaze, Thornbury, BS35 1TB Tel: 01454 418827
Publicity: Sally Higgins, c/o 12, Bluebell Close, Thornbury, BS35 1UN Tel: 01454 416681 or e-mail:

Latest News

Thornbury Welcomes

Get your pounds and pennies ready as we at the TCLA Team are delighted to announce that Thornbury Welcomes will be this years Christmas Lights Switch-On Charity Beneficiary!

Thornbury Welcomes are doing excellent work within our expanding community, ensuring everyone feels welcomed and included.

Switch-on will take place on Tuesday 20 November with the funfair open from 5:30pm and the switch-on taking place at 7:00pm.

Keep an eye out for updates and announcements, like who this year's switch-on personality will be!

TCLA Meetings

Christmas Tree

Click here to download the standard TCLA meeting agenda

Click here to download the minutes of the 2018 AGM

Click here to download the minutes of the September 2018 meeting

Lights, Camera, Action!

In mid-October every year, a group of volunteers start the long process of decorating Thornbury High Street in time for Christmas.

RMB Hydroseeding

Fuelled on Christmas cheer and a sense of community, they work incredibly hard come rain or shine.

Local film-make Catherine Dunn has made a short film about their story - click here to see it on YouTube.

The splendid Christmas Trees on Thornbury High Street are kindly donated to the town each year by RMB Hydroseeding.

How to join TCLA

The town’s Christmas Lights are purchased, erected, serviced, maintained, taken down, stored, lovingly cared for and renewed as required entirely by the volunteers of the Thornbury Christmas Lights Association.

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Each year the display costs a lot of money which must be raised by grants and donations and each year the display costs a lot of time and effort but we feel it’s all worthwhile and benefits Thornbury greatly.

We do realise that a number of TCLA members are unable to offer any practical help with the lighting displays, but we are grateful to all our members and value your moral support.

Family Membership to include all those in the household is £5 annually. Life Family Membership is a single payment of £40.

Thornbury Christmas Lights Association

To join the Association, please click here to download a membership form or send a cheque together with your name, address, telephone number (and e-mail address) to the Membership Secretary Terry Ray, Hollybush Cottage, Clay Lane, Thornbury BS35 3UA.

To make a one-off donation please send a cheque direct to the Treasurer Fred Macey, 39 Squires Leaze, Thornbury, BS35 1TB.

History of TCLA

Christmas lights

Thornbury Christmas Lights Association was formed in 1991. Historically, Christmas lights displays had been provided for many years by the then Thornbury Chamber of Trade.

When that body decided that it was no longer able to organise the annual High Street display, a group of volunteers came together to seek to rescue and continue what had already become a firm Thornbury tradition.

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Almost twenty years later TCLA is still run by volunteers and with a number of the originals still among the ranks.

Sadly some are no longer with us, including Terry Press who worked tirelessly to keep the town’s Christmas lamps alight and chaired the association until his untimely death in 2007.

Throughout its history TCLA has continued to improve and extend the displays and the cooperation of the St Mary Centre management has ensured full coverage of the town.

Although very much independent, the association could not carry on its work without the support of both Thornbury Town and South Gloucestershire Councils and also the many businesses, organisations and individuals who help in so many ways.


Forthcoming events

Sunday 21st October 2018

Sunday 28th October 2018

Sunday 4th November 2018

Sunday 11th November 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Sunday 6th January 2019

Sunday 13th January 2019

Sunday 20th January 2019


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