Bill Chartres 1988-2008
Most often asked questions
Q. How many lights
A. We really do not know, but estimate that we reached our aim
of over 100,000 lights in 2007.
Q. For how long
have you been doing your display?
A. We started with a few Party Lights on the front of the
house when we moved
to Lobethal in 1983, and we began
to expand the display about 3 years later. Our final display was in 2008
Q. How long does
it take to set up the display?
A. Usually about 8 or more weeks.
Q. Do you put up
the display by yourselves?
A. We do most of the display ourselves, but have help with
some of the heavier items.
Q. Do you receive
sponsorship help with the cost?
A. No. The "Lights of Lobethal Committee"
receives Sponsorship, and money for
help with the
infrastructure, and organisational expenses, but individual homes do
not receive any help.
Q. What about the
electricity, doesn't ETSA give the homes a rebate off their power
A. No. Again the sponsorship from the power utilities goes
to the "Lights of Lobethal
Q. Your display
must add a lot to your electricity bill.
A. Not really, it is impossible to estimate just how much
it costs to run our display, but
our winter bill is higher, so we
assume that it is cheaper to run the display than it is
to heat our home. For more information on
running costs CLICK HERE
© Bill Chartres 1998 - 2008