Lighting up early

Christmas lights going up in Bath Street, Ilkeston.
Christmas lights going up in Bath Street, Ilkeston.

CHRISTMAS is coming – but Erewash Borough Council would have you believe it’ll be here sooner than you think as festive lights went up along Bath Street this week.

Residents were stunned to see workers stringing bulbs from lamp posts early on Wednesday morning, three months before the big day.

But Ilkeston does have a habit of getting into the festive spirit a bit early.

At Tesco in Rutland Street in December 2008, as the Christmas cards came off the shelves, in went the Easter eggs – making national headlines.