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Windsor Castle tower to be illuminated as part of Christmas lights scheme

Windsor Castle tower to be illuminated as part of Christmas lights scheme

Windsor Castle tower to be illuminated as part of Christmas lights scheme

Part of Windsor Castle is set to be illuminated as part of the town's Christmas lights display this year.

A tower on the castle wall will have regal designs, including a colourful stained glass window from St George's Chapel, projected onto it from Saturday, when the lights are switched on, until January 6, when they are switched off.

The display is similar to the illuminations in the town in 2008 to mark the start of the Cultural Olympiad.

Cllr George Bathurst, chairman of Windsor and Eton Town Partnership and Royal Borough cabinet member, said: "This is a great addition to the Christmas lights display in Windsor and one that will enhance the festive feeling in the town for residents."

The borough is working with Ross Ashton from Projection Studio, who worked on a scheme for LOCOG during the London 2012 Olympics which saw three of the castle's towers illuminated.

It is hoped the illuminated tower will become a regular feature of the Christmas lights programme.

Money for it has come from £100,000 allocated by the council to extend Windsor's lighting scheme over the next two years, with significant financial support from partners and businesses including Windsor District Chamber of Commerce and the Windsor and Eton Rotary Club.

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