A BARRISTER from Stourport has covered his home with 10,000 Christmas lights to cheer up his neighbours during lockdown in aid of a good cause.

Nick Wright has once again transformed his house in Malham Road into a light-up multi-coloured rock show and is this year raising funds for the Severn Valley Railway, where he volunteers.

The 48-year-old has spent several months, starting during the first lockdown in March, preparing this year's festive display with more than double the number of lights as last year.

Each light is individually controlled by a computer network to align with a playlist of rock and Christmas songs, which can be heard from the street and by passing drivers who tune their car radios into the right frequency.

Nick said: "I turned it all on on Friday and within an hour there were stacks of people turning up to see the display.

"I looked out of the window and saw kids dancing on the pavement - it's had a great response so far.

"With the lockdowns, it's given me a bit more time to prepare it all. You have to push each pixel into place, which takes a long time when there's 10,000 of them!

Kidderminster Shuttle: Nick Wright with last year's Christmas lights display. Photo by SWNSNick Wright with last year's Christmas lights display. Photo by SWNS

"I think people are wanting to put up their decorations a bit early this year so I brought forward the show by a week. Hopefully it gives people something to smile about after everything that's been going on."

On top of the usual colour-changing lights, this year's festive display features a light-up arch tunnel, made out of an old green house frame, and stage lights on top of the porch.

Nick has set up a milk churn outside his house and an online fundraising page alongside the display in support of the local Severn Valley Railway, which has suffered from a loss in income since the coronavirus outbreak.

People can experience the lights show by visiting Malham Road and tuning their car radios into 88.9fm or donate online at justgiving.com/fundraising/svr-hope.