This year’s Switch on and Shop welcomes Edd China, TV presenter, mechanic, and inventor, who will ‘flick the switch’ for the town’s beautiful Christmas lights from the top of a double-decker bus in the High Street, on Thursday, 22nd November.
But there will also 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. It originally set the Guinness World Record for “fastest furniture” at a chart-topping 87mph. The street legal vehicle sports a 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.
*Competition Time* [NOW CLOSED, Winner was a very lucky Vicky Everitt!!]Thanks to Marlow Town Council, one lucky MyMarlow Facebook follower will get the chance to have a ride with Edd on the sofa, on the day of the Switch On! See the post on our Facebook page to enter, and T&Cs at the end of this article.
Elsewhere in the High Street will be real snow (from machines), Marlow FM with plenty of Christmas tunes, and crowds of people to see Marlow’s stunning Christmas lights illuminated once again.
The High Street will be closed from 5.00-7.30 pm. The switch-on ceremony will take place at 6.30 pm.
Check out Edd describing the sofa on Youtube here:
Competition terms and conditions
- Prize is for 1 person, plus their guest to have a drive around roads local to Marlow on the afternoon of the Switch On. Precise timings will be confirmed, but the winner must be free on the afternoon of the 22nd November. Winner plus their guest will also be invited to attend the post-Switch On VIP drinks reception in the Chequers pub.
- Winner will be picked at random from those who have entered following the instructions on the relevant Facebook post.
- Closing date is 10pm Wed 7th November