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Marlow celebrates a live Christmas Switch On with Chris Evans

It seemed the whole of Marlow turned out for the Christmas Switch On last evening, Thursday 25 November, as Chris Evans, radio presenter and local resident, flicked the switch from the top of the double-decker bus in the High Street.

The crowds roared and cheered when Marlow’s beautiful lights display was illuminated, while ‘snow’ fell and street entertainers performed.

Children marvelled at the twinkling huge Christmas tree on The Causeway as the lights came on.

“Marlow is the best place in the world!” Chris Evans said, recalling last year’s event, when he was filmed secretly turning on the lights in the middle of the night due to Covid restrictions.

Chris led an ‘official world record-breaking countdown’ from 100 before turning on the lights, and paid tribute to Marlow community policeman Robin Hughes, who is due to retire in December after 21 years of service in the town.

Mayor Richard Scott wished everyone a Happy and safe Christmas and thanked all the sponsors. “Without sponsors, our very special Christmas lights wouldn’t be possible,” he said. “Thank you for your generosity once again.”

Marlow Town Council would like to thank the following sponsors:

Shanly Foundation

Seymour Taylor

Cheriton Financials

The Marlow Distillery Ltd

Signature at Cliveden Manor

NFU Mutual Ltd Marlow

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa

Richardson Jones

Koppers Performance Chemicals

Bespoke Smile

Andrew Milsom


Simply Waste Solutions

The Burnside Partnership

Harleyford Golf Club Marlow Ltd

Marlow Round Table

MLL Telecom Ltd

Open Health

My Specialist GP Marlow

Brand Events

The Butcher’s Tap and Grill

The Ship

Simmons and Sons

Bonds Estate Agents

Compleat Angler Hotel

Marlow Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Swish Fibre Ltd

Pink Affinity Ltd

Blaser Mills Law

Marlow Studio Project

Beaufort Financial

4Front Security



Government “Welcome Back Fund” from Buckinghamshire Council

Chequers Pub and Dining room