Save the date: Thursday 27th November 2014, 5pm - 8pm.
- RT @community_buzz: Mayor of #Harrow has just laid a #wreath on top of the white dove in #Pinner Memorial Park @ Pinner… http://t.co/gUIpWvC5UG,
- Still not certain what to wear! Oh how to put up my hair? Fairy godmother says see Amir at #BerkeleySquare so I won't need to use my wand.,
- Ooooh how many sleeps till the #PinnerPanto. Are the choirs busy rehearsing their songs? More importantly who's making the mince pies!,
- RT @Foodiewuwdies: @PinnerPanto what's that? She's behind me? Oh no she isn't !,
- Ooooh you'd never get those 7 dwarfs out of @carpentierandco once they have tasted your hot chocolate. Especially Happy :) :),
17th October, 2014
The first Sponsors for this year
The Pinner Association ( Traditional sponsors of the Christmas lights who are once more doing this in 2014)
The Pinner & Northwood Business Club ( Last year sponsored the Sound systems and this year are sponsoring the firework display that provides the finale to the evening)
Spatium AM Ltd
H C Grimstead
The Village Gallery
B Away On Holiday
Carpentier & Co
10th October, 2014
Here’s a round up of 2011′s festivities, with a video by The Fireworks Firm.
9th October, 2014
The Grand Opening – Lights! (Sponsored by Pinner Association)
5.00pm Christmas tree lights switch on by the Pride of Pinner winners and the Mayor of Harrow on the High St
David Charles, High Street
5:00pm Heathfield Junior School Choir
5:15pm Heathfield Senior School Choir
5:45pm Pinner Park Infants & Nursery School Choir
6:10pm West Lodge Primary School Dance & Choir
6:40pm St John Fisher Primary School Choir
7:00pm Sing Gospel
7:30pm Harrow Suzuki Group
Rawlinson Gold, Bridge Street
5.00pm North London Collegiate School Soul Band
5:30pm Buckingham College Prep. School
6:00pm Nower Hill Soul Band
6:30pm Nower Hill Soul Orchestra
7:00pm Reddiford School Choir
7:30pm Pinner Theatre Dance
The Grand Finale – Fireworks! (Sponsored by Harris + Hoole)
8:15pm Pinner Memorial Park
There’s lots more happening on the night, including…
Santa’s Grotto, Bishops Walk
The Rotary Club of Pinner has convinced Santa to come all the way from the North Pole to Pinner. A present for every child.
Face Painting, Love Lane
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Be a superhero or a butterfly! Get your face painted with our face painter at H C Grimstead.
JiveSwing.com Vintage Dancing
Charleston and Lindy Hop get a new lease of life from JiveSwing’s dancers, on the High Street, Why not come and have a go?
Pop along to Gibbs Gillespie on Chapel Lane at 7:45pm and you will find Grimsdyke Brass playing a selection of Christmas music.
The Shaketastic Bus
Get in the Christmas spirit with Shaketastic’s Pinner Panto and White Christmas shakes, parked up on Chapel Lane!
Magic at Andrew Pearce
Prepare to be dazzled and amazed by magician Oliver Wilde at Andrew Pearce on the High Street.
Tasty Festive BBQ
Buy a burger from the BBQ at Chapel Lane and you’ll be helping fundraise to improve Pinner!
9th October, 2014
The Pinner Pantomime committee have been working quietly in the background since last years well received event, to ensure that 2014 is just as great.
It is hoped not only to have the usual children’s rides, Christmas lights, choirs, bands, shops open late, but also the Pinner Village Hall open with activities for tots, charity stalls, support from the Duck Pond market, HAWI and of course the grand finale Firework display in Pinner Memorial park.
So make sure you have the date in your diary Thursday 27th November 2014
30th October, 2013
Thank you to Your Pinner News for running the Pride of Pinner contest to find two worthy individuals to switch on Pinner’s Christmas lights this year. The following article is from the November issue of Your Pinner News, available locally now.
Following three months of strong competition the two winners of the Pride of Pinner have been decided.
The contest launched in August was run in partnership by Your Pinner News (YPN) and the Pinner Panto organisers.
The idea was to highlight the people in the village who make a real difference through helping others and improving the community feel of Pinner.
The contest was split into two categories with over and under 16 years-old sections. The winners each receive £50 from YPN to donate to a local charity of their choice and get to switch the Christmas lights on at the Pinner Panto evening on Thursday November 28.
The winner of the over 16 category was Debbie Steers, of the Greenway, who has tirelessly worked hard to keep Pinner Hill Communal Hall open and vibrant.
She received a large number of votes and her story hugely impressed the judging panel of YPN’s editor Jerry Lyons, Kara Lines of the Pinner Panto committee and Marion Chambers of Harris & Hoole coffee shop in Bridge Street.
A modest Debbie reacted to the news she had won: “I’m speechless really. I had no idea people were nominating me. The community centre is an important part of life in Pinner Green and there are others involved who deserve recognition. I’m chuffed.”
Nora Hardy, of Miller Close, was one of those who nominated Debbie. She said: “Debbie is totally unselfish and does so, so much for the community. I don’t know how she fits in all the things she does at the centre and she is also chair person of our residents’ association. She runs activities at the centre four days and evenings a week and this benefits all ages of people who live in Pinner Hill and Pinner Green. She is respected by young and old around here and is admired and loved by many of us.
“She is truly deserving of this award.”
The winner of the under 16 category was six year-old Mya Sanghera who attends Cannon Lane Primary School. The judges decided her act of selflessness and gratitude was worthy of the award. Mya had written out a nomination for her grandmother, Asmita Raithatha, which was picked up on by the judges.
Marion Chambers said: “When I read the entry Mya had put forward it was so sweet. She praised her gran for making the best food and looking after her and her other six grandchildren. It showed a lovely, caring and grateful nature from someone so young.”
Many other people were put forward for the competition including Pinner Association stalwart and editor of The Village magazine Cynthia Wells. Edith Moore, of Waxwell Lane said: “Cynthia has dedicated many hours of hard work for the benefit of all Pinner residents.”
Jon Keyes emailed in to praise Tracy the park keeper at Pinner Memorial Park. He said: “Tracy works so hard to keep the park looking as tidy as possible.”
Jill Tindall who retired recently after many years of being the landlady at The Queen’s Head pub also received nominations. Brian McGlone, of Willows Close, said: “Jill’s contributions to the village are too numerous to mention.”
Some entries were a little more tongue in cheek than others. The flame haired David Saunders, of The Oddfellows Arms pub, in Waxwell Lane, was put forward by some of his regulars including Chris Nichols who said: “David is a local hero. His efforts to gain justice for ginger haired people should be recognised.”
Kara Lines said: “It was really inspiring to read the nominations and see how many good people live within our community.”
Jerry Lyons of YPN said: “Selfless people like those who have been put forward for the Pride of Pinner award help give the village its special community feel. So many of the nominations were strong contenders and picking winners was a tough job. There were also some very witty entries which caught my eye.”
Read January’s edition of YPN to see photos of the winners switching on the lights.