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Big Switch On in Knowle West

The Big Switch On in Ruthven Road to raise money for Dementia UK. Picture Lewis Campbell.

Knowle West has long been known for its impressive displays of Christmas lights on local homes.

In Ruthven Road a house is adorned with over 1,700 lights to raise money for charity.

Now in its third year – the Big Switch On event on 26 November  included hot food, a bouncy castle and a firework finale.

This year the charity chosen was Dementia UK which has a special significance for organiser Shaun.

He says: “My nan passed away this summer while living with the cruel disease so it’s definitely something close to us.”

The house displays can be viewed until 6 January.

Across the area there are also other show-stopping houses which photographer Lewis Campbell has captured.