Christmas lights sparkle at Long Stratton home

Marion Sandy and Edward Sauverin with their Long Stratton cottage that they have brightened up for Christmas.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY Marion Sandy and Edward Sauverin with their Long Stratton cottage that they have brightened up for Christmas. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Monday, December 23, 2013
3:38 PM

Unravelling and checking the Christmas tree lights is a chore in many homes during the festive season.

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So spare a thought for Marion Sandy, 81, and Edward Sauverin, 77, who adorn their cottage with scores of bulbs each year.

Each is checked as it is pulled out of storage from the garage at the couple’s Long Stratton home, before they are hung for all to see.

This year, the extravagant light display went up about three weeks ago, and will remain adorned to the cottage off the A140 for another two weeks.

Mrs Sandy, a volunteer at the East Anglian Children’s Hospice shop in Long Stratton, said it took several days to put the decorations up.

“I just do it for the people to look at really,” she said. “Every year we increase the number and my partner puts them all up. 
“People slow down to look at them and people ask when they’re going up because they want to bring their children.

“I think it brightens the place up and people usually have to stop in traffic so it’s something for them to see.”

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