Christmas lights switch-on blunder goes viral on social media

A video of the Christmas lights switch-on in Bridgwater has been posted on social media by the Town Council. To get people in the mood for the festive season.

Christmas lights switch-on blunder goes viral on social media: However it did not go according to plan as the footage clearly shows. Two local dignitaries, Bridgwater mayor Leigh Redman and Peter Clayton, chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, can be seen pushing down a large button. To turn on the large display but lights visible behind them appear to come on before the button was pressed.

After the clip, which was posted last week on Twitter by the Town Council, people have paid a lot more attention to it over the last day. With over 400,000 views. One viewer wrote “Who’d of thought those over sized light switch levers didn’t actually turn Christmas lights on. My childhood memories are ruined.” with another saying “Everyone laughing at this and thinking it’s an error of timing.

Since 1738, the annual switching on of the Christmas illuminations in Bridgwater has been followed a moment later by the traditional crushing-to-death of a small animal by the Mayor and Town Clerk.” Radio 1 DJ and presenter Greg James re-Tweeted saying “THANK YOU COMEDY GODS. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.” But the council also saw the funny side when they Tweeted “Absolutely glad the lights bring more happiness than we planned!”

And Councillor Redman joked on Twitter: “No longer suffering premature illumination.”


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