Portishead Christmas lights committee member steps down

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 June 2018

Dave Skelhorne and Stuart Hamer.

Dave Skelhorne and Stuart Hamer.


A long-standing member of Portishead’s Christmas lights committee has stepped down after almost 30 years.

Dave Skelhorne was given a certificate and silver tankard, as well as flowers for his wife in thanks for his service to the town’s popular illuminations.

He has decided to end his involvement with the committee after suffering a stroke three years ago, meaning Dave no longer feels physically able to carry out the requirements of the position.

Committee chairman Stuart Hamer said: “Dave’s knowledge and active duty has been invaluable over the years, and it has been a privilege to work alongside and learn from him.”

However, Dave has agreed to continue offering advice and support to the committee in future.

The Christmas lights team needs to raise £20,000 a year to install and run Portishead’s impressive display.

This year’s illuminations will be switched on in the High Street on November 26 at 6.15pm

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