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Frome Standard comment: Jenson Button draws the crowds for his F1 lap around the town

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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WELL, that was a blast and a half!

When we broke the news that Jenson Button was heading home to switch on the Christmas lights on fromestandard.co.uk, we knew it was going to be good.

The response on our website and Facebook page showed just how well it had gone down.

But early predictions of a crowd of 5,000 were swept aside in a frenzy of F1 excitement, as up to 9,000 people turned out to welcome back the town's favourite son.

The sight of the former world champion powering through the streets in a Formula 1 race car will prove an unforgettable moment in the town's history.

The extra special touch afforded by his choice of vehicle for the extravaganza was the best-kept secret since Father Christmas.

Imagine how many more people might have swarmed into Frome had that news leaked out.

We salute once again those who helped to make this happen and thank Jenson warmly for doing his bit – and more – to make this an extra special time of year for Frome.

There's now a feel-goo d factor around the town that forms the perfect backdrop to the festive season.

Let's make this a Christmas to remember.

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