Ant and Ed joined Sleaford’s (and Siren’s) very own Tom Stevens in Sleaford Market Square to soak up the atmosphere at the 2014 Christmas Market as the town’s Christmas lights were switched on.
Only a few miles south along the A15, Sleaford is at the heart of our agricultural county, and community spirit is clearly alive.
Tom heard from Emma Evans, the Event Chairman, who was happy with the way the day was going, Ed caught up with Christina Anderson-Bacon (Community Fundraising Officer) and Linda Nixon (Senior Organiser) from HomeStart Sleaford, whilst Ant reflected on his first performance of ‘Away in a Manger’ as the Siren FM team crept into the parish church of St Denys to hear singing as part of the town’s Christingle Service.
We also grabbed a quick chat with man of the moment, Santa Claus, himself, who had a very special message to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. And Ed learned how important the Women’s Institute are in our county.
The crowd of hundreds gave a hearty countdown (led by the splendid Town Crier) before the Market Square was lit up with hundreds of blue, red and white lights as the Sleaford Concert Band entertained the crowds with traditional carols.
As the celebration was in full swing, Ant spoke with the Mayor of Sleaford, Councillor Keith Dolby, and his guest, Councillor Mark Reyonolds, the neighbouring Mayor of North Hykeham, who invited Siren FM to Christmas celebrations in NK later in December. So stay tuned!
On this Advent Sunday, with the Church of St Denys at the centre of celebrations in Sleaford, we’d like to say thank you for inviting Siren FM to be part of your special day, and a very happy Christmas from all of us just a few miles up the A15. And, we’ll see you next year!
Listen again to the best bits from our afternoon in Sleaford here: