Bid for the best Christmas lights

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More than 40 children met Santa Claus on Friday at one of South Holland’s fabulous festive treats – the Turners’ home in Holbeach.

Jack Turner (84) and his wife Joan (81) have thousands of outdoor Christmas lights at their Fleet Road home, including a 30ft high Santa Claus, and the display runs to January 6.

The month-long job to put up the lights has become a bit too big for Jack to handle so Daniel Harrison has stepped in.

Jack said: “He likes doing the lights. He started doing it with me and now he’s taken over.”

Jack and Joan are contenders in our competition to find South Holland’s best outside lights and you can see the Turners’ display on www.spaldingtoday.co.uk

We are asking readers to send in videos of their displays. Our reporters are also out and about recording the best-lit homes.

When we’ve crowned the winning house, the occupants will win some wonderful prizes donated by the competition sponsors.

First prize will be a £100 voucher to spend at Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre in Weston and a £150 Fortnum and Mason classic Christmas hamper provided by Bakkavor Spalding.

The house judged second best will receive a £50 gift card from Sainsbury’s in Holland Market, Spalding, and a £50 voucher from Spalding Lifestyle in Pinchbeck.

Third prize will be a £25 voucher from Hawkins Home Hardware in Holbeach and a £50 Truly Irresistable hamper from the Anglia Co-operative Travel branch at Spalding, foodstores at Market Deeping and Bourne and RJ Scholes Funeral Service at Bourne and Deeping St James.

Lighting up your home has really caught on in recent years. Many do it to simply cheer up their street. Others are annual extravaganzas which raise money for charity.

We want you to send us a short video of your house lit up. We will publish videos on our website as they come in. Closing date is Friday, December 20 and the winners will be announced in our special Boxing Day edition of the Spalding Guardian on December 26.

Send your videos to jeremy.ransome@jpress.co.uk and please include your name, address and daytime contact number.

Please keep videos to a maximum of 15 seconds, keep the camera as still as possible while recording and make sure you show the front of the house in all its glory.

* Also featured here is the video of Carole Wright, of Postland Road, Crowland and we will be adding another video later in the week.




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