Marlow’s stunning Christmas lights are to be switched on this year by Edd China, TV presenter, mechanic, motor specialist and inventor. He will do the honours at the Switch on and Shop event on Thursday, 22nd November 2018 from the top of the double-decker bus in Marlow High Street.
But there will be another contender for public attention on the night and it will be parked right next to the bus – Edd’s three-seater sofa vehicle, known widely as the Casual Lofa. With the Guinness World Record for "fastest furniture" at a chart-topping 87mph, the Casual Lofa is the speediest sofa in the world. It sports a carefully hand-crafted Mars Bar handbrake, pizza-tray steering wheel, and neat little flower pots that serve as indicators. Under the bonnet - or at least under the cushions - is an A-series Mini engine.
‘Snow’ will fall as Marlow starts its Christmas countdown in style. To add to the authentic Christmas scene, there will be carols and festive music around the bus, which will be stationed outside the Chequers pub as usual.
Marlow’s Christmas lights display has become a popular draw for visitors, bringing many people into the town to shop and enjoy the coffee shops, bars and restaurants in and around the High Street.
The High Street will be closed from 5.00-7.30 pm. There will be ‘snow’ from 6.00 pm and the switch-on ceremony will take place at 6.30 pm.