More than anything the weather has had an impact on this year’s festival.
On Monday 27th when the trees were due to arrive it pour with rain. We had managed to get as much as possible ready in the previous week. That morning team set too getting the sand filled buckets ready in church, unfortunately the delivery was delayed. An early start on a cold but dry Tuesday ensured that the lovely trees were not dripping wet and were in place in good a condition in reasonable time.
On Friday 8th we had the concert of traditional English Music by Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with Jo Maher There was a good number in the audience, and everyone had a good time participating in the carols and songs that they knew.
As in the past many people commented on the originality of the tree titles and the variety of things used for the decorations. Many hours were spent by lots of people making intricate objects that went onto different trees.
This year we had 2 cakes that were raffled one was won by Lucy a local cancer support officer who is going to share it with her ‘lovely service users’. The second was won by Nancy Bradley one of our organists who will be sharing it with her family and friends.