Gillian lets it glow

Christmas has come early to Morpeth.

It was a dream come true for retired Morpeth town clerk Gillian Turner when she switched on the town’s Christmas light display.

Mayor Alison Byard and formet town clerk Gillian Turner at the switch on of Morpeth Christmas Lights'Picture by Jane Coltman

Mayor Alison Byard and formet town clerk Gillian Turner at the switch on of Morpeth Christmas Lights'Picture by Jane Coltman

Describing it as the pinnacle of her career, Gillian entered into the festive spirit by dressing up as Elsa from the film Frozen for her big moment.

The ceremony started with carols from the Star Tenors accompanied by Ellington Colliery Brass Band and the gathered crowds in the Market Place.

Full story and pictures in Thursday’s Herald.

The switch on of Morpeth Christmas Lights'Picture by Jane Coltman

The switch on of Morpeth Christmas Lights'Picture by Jane Coltman