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Lincolnshire homes lit up for Christmas

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Christmas Yellowbellies have been getting creative with festive displays at their homes. Lincolnshire Reporter has put together some of the highlights of impressive Christmas displays at homes across the county.

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North Hykeham

It stands out on the street. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

This house at 65 Meadow Lane in North Hykeham is lit up every night from 4pm to 9pm.

Thousands of lights for a special charity display have been put up. Starting off with just two lights, Peter Clare has bought so many lights that he needs to spend five weekends in the run up to Christmas making the house look festive.

He took over the display from his late father 14 years ago and the lights have been growing ever since.

Branston

Photo: Bradley Parrott

Bradley Parrott and his mother Anna Millhouse put lights up at her house at 129 Beech Road in Branston.

They have been doing the display for three years, raising £4,200 for the charity.

Photo: Bradley Parrott

Photo: Bradley Parrott

The lights go the whole way round the house and people enjoy walking round. There are over 50,000 LEDs and a full-sized sleigh for everyone to get in and take pictures.

The lights are on from 4.30pm-9pm until January 2. They are raising money for Action for Children.

Photo: Bradley Parrott

Photo: Bradley Parrott

Grimsby

The family house is difficult to miss.

A family in Grimsby have turned their house into a Christmas light extravaganza in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice.

The amazing light display on Grasby Crescent has been created by Tracey and Martin Connolly.

The couple decided to create the display and raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice in memory of their friend Dave Moreman, who died in 2015 aged just 36.

The hospice cared for Dave during the later stages of his five-year battle with a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Sadly, he passed away in January 2015.

Gainsborough

Locals of Gainsborough and the surrounding villages are most certainly in the festive spirit, with several messaging in about their Christmas homes.

A great Christmas effort from Linda Baines at her house on Ropery Road.

Hawthorn Avenue in Gainsborough. Photo; Lisa Guilliatt

Miranda Cottingham’s home in Misterton.

Jay and Leah Mander’s home on Horsley Road in Morton, Gainsborough.

Nicola Flynn’s effort on Nelson Street. The picture in the upstairs window is a moving projection of Santa and some other Christmas clips.

Gemma Leighfield’s home in Gainsborough is lit up for Christmas.

Vickylee Clark’s home in Gainsborough is ready for Christmas.

Karina Carpenter’s festive home in Upton, Gainsborough.

North Lincolnshire village

Photo: Ross Carrick

Compass FM journalist Ross Carrick has this impressive display at his home in Woods Meadow in the North Lincolnshire village of Hibalstow.

He started collecting Christmas lights over 15 years ago and has been adding to his collection ever since. He said: “My dad always said I would grow out of it, but I haven’t yet!”

Photo: Ross Carrick

He started doing the display for charity a few years ago. This year and in 2017 it was for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his grandparents, who both passed away due to the disease. In 2017 he raised £420 which he is determined to beat this year.

There are over 20,000 lights and more than 50 light-up Santa, snowmen, reindeer and lots of other characters around the garden. The lights are on 5pm-9pm each evening.

People can donate here.

Sleaford

Local photographer Roderick Carlyle went out and about in Sleaford snapping these festive homes.

The Drove in Sleaford. Photo: Roderick Carlyle

North Road, Sleaford. Photo: Roderick Carlyle

Grantham Road in Sleaford. Photo: Roderick Carlyle

Grantham Road in Sleaford. Photo: Roderick Carlyle

Also on Grantham Road. Photo: Roderick Carlyle

Skegness

Jason Divilly spotted these festive homes in Skegness on Burgh Road, Hoylake Close and Murfield Drive.

Photo: Jason Divilly

Photo: Jason Divilly

Photo: Jason Divilly

Photo: Jason Divilly

Boston

A Boston local spotted this festive house on West End Road.

Bourne

This festive house was spotted on Harrington Street in Bourne.

Scunthorpe

It may not be a home, but this festive car spotted on Sanderling Way by Scunthorpe local Paul O’Neill is still impressive.

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