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michael


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Post: #1
29-11-2011 05:18 PM

The Forest Hill Society invites you to the switching on of the Forest Hill Christmas tree lights.

Station forecourt, Saturday 10th December from 3.30pm (lights on at 4.00)

Hot food, mulled wine, music and carol singing

Colour in the attached Christmas tree and present it on the day for your free mince pie!

.pdf File  Christmas tree lights.pdf (Size: 209.13 KB / Downloads: 275)

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Joffe


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Post: #2
29-11-2011 05:27 PM

Who's switching on the lights? Linda Barker or Shaun Wright Phillips's Gran?

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Post: #3
29-11-2011 09:03 PM

Frank bruno, so he can see how the marvellous station he opened is getting on

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michael


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Post: #4
29-11-2011 09:35 PM

I think we might be avoiding all that cult of celebrity stuff!

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Deano


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Post: #5
30-11-2011 06:22 PM

Why not Andy coulson

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poolsneighbour


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Post: #6
30-11-2011 07:20 PM

The tree lights were on this evening???!

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Joffe


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Post: #7
01-12-2011 12:04 PM

Another Coulson exclusive...?

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michael


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01-12-2011 12:09 PM

It doesn't count if there is no mulled wine, music or carol singing. As a result the lights must be off despite any visible signs to the contrary :-)

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Sherwood


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01-12-2011 12:16 PM

Shouldn't Christmas lights be cut out as part of the austerity measures along with teachers' pensions etc.?

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michael


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Post: #10
01-12-2011 12:29 PM

The lights were provided by the council (part of street lighting), the tree was not provided through central funding but was purchased using money from the locality fund (chosen by local councillors), the decorations were provided by Forest Hill Society for the second year.

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Joffe


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Post: #11
01-12-2011 12:33 PM

what about the tree's pension when it's retired? Who's paying for that?

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Londondrz


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Post: #12
01-12-2011 12:41 PM

Why cant the tree pay for it's own pension like a large sector of society?

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Cellar Door


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Post: #13
01-12-2011 01:32 PM

Joffe Wrote:
what about the tree's pension when it's retired?


Since this tree was cut down in its prime, then I would imagine it might consider applying for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and/or the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

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Elizabeth25


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Post: #14
01-12-2011 04:20 PM

So, it's not really a Forest Hill Christmas tree lighting ceremony - it's more like a Forest Hill Christmas tree visiting ceremony? Laugh

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michael


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01-12-2011 04:46 PM

I don't think I'm going to satisfy anybody with my poor excuses, but the lights come on every day at around 4pm, I assume. So the lights will switch on that evening. Just because it has been 'switched on' everyday for two weeks beforehand doesn't mean we can't turn it on again. Smile

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Joffe


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Post: #16
01-12-2011 04:53 PM

So it's a bit like switching the lights on at home when it gets dark?

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michael


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Post: #17
01-12-2011 05:31 PM

I'm not sure it was meant to be like this, but we do get to see the lights for longer.

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michael


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Post: #18
02-12-2011 05:10 PM

I'm told that the lights will soon be switched off until the official switching on. I should make it clear that this is not a strike by the trees' union over unfair dismissal of trees after the festive period.

Anybody who missed the preview show will be able to look forward to the official switching on Saturday 10th December from 3.30pm

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michael


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Post: #19
09-12-2011 09:28 AM

Follow a bit of confusion about whether lights should be on or off I wanted to remind you that you can enjoy the big switch on taking place tomorrow afternoon with mince pies, mulled wine, and carols.

Station forecourt, from 3.30pm

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Deano


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Post: #20
10-12-2011 08:00 PM

Took the kids along today to sing some carols. Very nice atmosphere. Thanks for the invitation to join the Forest Hill Society Michael!

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