Saturday Nov 26, 2022

Episode 12: It’s Chriiiistma-nsfield! The Story behind Mansfield’s Christmas Lights

Today Mansfield has one of best Christmas light displays in the Midlands. Everyone knows that. But did you also know that just 20 years ago it looked as though the lights would be switched off completely? We talk to the man who helped save Christmas, retired local businessman Bill Taylor, who tells us an inspiring tale about what communities can achieve when they make up their minds to bring about positive change.


And if you haven’t seen it before, this clip from 1963 about how Mansfield’s Regent Street got its Christmas angels is well worth five minutes of your time:  

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