‘We love anything bright and shiny’ say festive competition winners

Pavenham Christmas Lights Competition: Roger Norman, left, receiving his winner's certificate from parish council chairman John Stamford in among the bright lights at his home on Pavenham Park.
Pavenham Christmas Lights Competition: Roger Norman, left, receiving his winner's certificate from parish council chairman John Stamford in among the bright lights at his home on Pavenham Park.

A self confessed couple of jackdaws have won the Pavenham Christmas lights competition.

The sparkling display created by Roger and Lynne Norman at their home in Rose Crescent captivated the judges of the annual contest.

“We love anything bright and shiny,” said Roger, who retired five years ago from the office of a Bedford architect.

“You could say there was a bit of the jackdaw in us.

“Mind you credit where it’s due it’s the wife who does most of the work.”

Lynne used to be a children’s dentist in Kempston.

The couple have been highly commended in the past but this is their first win in the community initiative run by the parish council.

“We’re surprised to have won but very pleased,” said Roger.

Pavenham Parish Council chairman John Stamford said the idea was to get people involved and to brighten up the village over Christmas.

“The standard was high and the win was well deserved,” he said.