Visit the Christmas House
Wednesday 18th December 2013 @ 17:15 by Nigel Skinner
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Denton House

 

Ian Finney from Denton is spreading Christmas cheer in his own unique way, whilst also raising money for the charity Francis House Save the Children.

For the past five years Ian’s House on Circular Road has been covered with Christmas lights and open to public viewing, but this is the first year he has done it for charity.

Ian said: “It’s got a little bigger every single year, this year’s probably the biggest and we decided to do it for charity. Francis House is a charity that was close to my aunty, who passed away in October, so we are choosing that charity and carrying on that legacy if you like.”

This year the display has gone into the back garden whereas in previous years that part of the house was off limits. Ian has set up a slide projector and a snow machine to put on nightly ‘snow shows’ for any visitors.

There is even a classic mini covered in lights attached to an inflatable sleigh!

Ian continued: “It started off just watching other people’s lights and slowly putting things together and gradually building it up over the years. I haven’t counted the lights, but there must be close to a hundred.”

Locally, Ian’s home has come to be known as the ‘Christmas House,’ and he pulls in quite a few visitors every year and this year people are happy to donate.

The Rotary Clun sleigh even makes sure to stop by and visit every year on their own Christmas travels.

The display took Ian six days to put up and will run into mid-January. Anyone is welcome to visit, the lights are turned on every evening at 5pm at 27 Circular Road in Denton.