Hanover and Princess Courts host annual event
Hardly a balmy night - we're talking about December here - but the weather was unseasonally mild. Unlike previous years, we were spared the double whammy of a torrential downpour and gale force winds howling off the fens.
The celebrations were hosted by Councillor Kevin Blencowe pictured left; the tree lights were switched on by Cambridge Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sheila Stuart. Two choirs made up of staff and pupils from St Alban's and St Paul's primary schools made a truly joyful noise with a selection of carols and Christmas songs. And Michael Beckett reminded us of the real meaning of the Christmas angels, looking beyond the rather grotesque figures hovering above the Grand Arcade.
John Quysner, 12/12/2009