28th November 2017. After a successful debut Christmas light switch-on last year, a Norfolk village is pulling out all the stops this year, aided by the team at NCI Caister.
Caister is preparing for its countdown to Christmas on Friday at 7pm outside the Council Hall in the High Street. There will be carols from the volunteers at the National Coastwatch Institution watchstation at Caister as well as the Junior School choir, Soundwave Singers, and others in the village. Throughout the village 16 Christmas trees are being put up and businesses are also being encouraged to decorate their buildings for the big occasion
The NCI Caister watchstation occupies the former Lifeboat Station look-out by kind invitation of the Independent Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service and is unique amongst NCI look-outs in that it is situated within operational lifeboat facilities as opposed to redundant Coastguard buildings more usually taken over by the charity.
Caister National Coastwatch volunteers at the lights switch on in Caister village last year (Photo courtesy of the Great Yarmouth Mercury)