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Crowds throng to celebrate Marlow’s Switch On 

The crowds thronged to Marlow High Street once again last night, Thursday, 23rd November, to watch as Robert Thorogood, local resident, screenwriter and author ‘flicked the switch’ to turn on the town’s spectacular Christmas lights display. 

‘Snow’ fell along the packed High Street and stilt walkers dressed as Nutcracker Soldiers, Candy Canes, Mother Christmas and the Snow Queen entertained the crowds.  

From the top of a double-decker bus outside the Chequers pub, Robert said: “When we arrived in Marlow ten years ago, the town couldn’t have been more welcoming. This town is a true community and Marlovians are generous to a fault.  

“My series of murder mysteries is set in Marlow. The first book is being made into a TV show, filmed right here. Everything is featured – the church, the Chequers, the gold post box in the High Street — even Fred Smith, our postman. In my next book, I kill the Mayor of Marlow – so I doubt I’ll be asked to do this again!” 

Mayor David Brown said: “It’s wonderful to see so many Marlovians in the town tonight to celebrate the Christmas season with the switching-on of our fantastic lights. I can’t thank our generous sponsors enough; without them it wouldn’t be possible. Have a Happy Christmas everyone!”