Light display flying high again for charity

One of the largest Christmas lights displays in northern Lincolnshire is getting ready to be switched on.

Part of last year's sensational display Photo courtesy of Keith & Linda Tyler EMN-201119-130807001

This year’s Westwold Christmas lights installation is nearing completion and will be ready for December 1.

Once again, Keith and Linda Tyler, who live on Owmby Lane, North Kelsey Moor, are supporting the Lincolnshire &Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance by turning their garden into a seasonal spectacular.

Each year additional items are included to enhance the display, which last year raised over £1,500 for the charity.

It also featured on regional news television programmes.

Keith said: “People travel from far and wide to see it each year, and with all the problems of the past few months this will help put smiles back on their faces as they gaze in wonder at this incredible display.”

Keith, 74, started work on the installation in mid October, as it now takes six weeks to construct this mammoth exhibit.

He admits that it creates a lot of back-breaking work in all weathers, but says to hear the children squealing with delight as they run along the length of the display, definitely makes it worth the effort.

The whole display is powered from a renewable energy source, thanks to Bulb Energy, so there is no carbon footprint, which is a major consideration these days.

Keith also admits it wouldn’t be possible to build the display without a considerable help from wife Linda.

He said: “Linda prepares the garden and once the individual items are brought out from storage, she repairs and re-lights any items that are in need of attention.

“Her own version of the TV programme`The Repair Shop’.”

This year’s display includes 59 lit-up reindeer, 30 penguins, 21 snowmen, 34 acrylic mushroom sets, Christmas trees, polar bears and much more - all of which can be viewed from the lane outside.

The display can be seen every evening from December 1 until January 6, from 5pm until 9pm.

For those unable to visit the display personally, but still wish to support the ambucopter, can do so, at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KeithTylerandLindaTyler