Accompanied by her entourage, the star turned on the towns illuminations with mayor Bill Hensley. For a wet afternoon it was a fantastic turnout, said Cllr Hensley. There must have been 2,000 people there, it was absolutely heaving. Thanks to all the organisers and HCR who did a live outside broadcast. The Rock Choir and all the other acts were absolutely fantastic. The switch-on followed an afternoon of entertainment in the town, including performances from Claudia and The Braidy Bunch, rock n roll band Spree and The Freddie Hall Band. New Huntingdon BID manager Andrew Phillips, who started in the role this month, said: I was really impressed with the feel of the town and how many people came out. It was brilliant.