Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 17th. Magpie Farm.

December 17th, 2018

After two days of torrential rain it was pleasant to have a dry, mild evening for the three quarters of a mile walk to Magpie Farm, undertaken by at least some of the revellers.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 16th. The Old Farmhouse, Manor Road.

December 16th, 2018

Yesterday was a mere shower compared with today’s “monsoon”! Undeterred by the apparent start of the rainy season, over thirty people turned out, complete with an array of colourful umbrellas. To the revellers’ great joy, a large outbuilding offered a refuge for the nightly drinks and refreshments.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 15th. The Old Vicarage, Magpie Road.

December 16th, 2018

After two whole weeks of fine evenings the inevitable rain finally arrived. Hardy villagers splashed their way through puddles to be at the Old Vicarage by 6.30 when, astonishingly, the rain relented just long enough for refreshments to be taken and the decorated window to be admired! It was raining heavily once more when everyone departed for their firesides….

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Father (and Mother) Christmas arrive in Sulgrave!

December 15th, 2018

Ready to depart for the Star Inn to meet the children.

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Village Advent Celebrations. December 14th. The Allotment Gardens, Manor Road

December 14th, 2018

So that’s where he goes during the day – hiding in a greenhouse!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 13th. The Old Forge, Church Street.

December 13th, 2018

  DOLCE FAR NIENTE!  Italy comes to Sulgrave to say “Happy Christmas”.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 12th. The Old Forge House, Church Street.

December 12th, 2018

No 12. Already half way to Christmas Eve! The weather remains kind although the temperature is only slightly above freezing. The unveiling party is therefore a very happy but rather brief affair!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 11th. 13 Towrise.

December 11th, 2018

Castle Green portrayed in a window, including the hill with a sheep on it, the tree, the sign and one of the seats! Detailed photographs of these features on the next page.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 10th. Bengairn, Manor Road.

December 11th, 2018

Once more the “Twelve Days of Christmas provides the inspiration!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2018. December 9th. Bentley’s Farm Bungalow, Helmdon Road.

December 9th, 2018

Champagne anyone? Once more fine weather prevailed. The press of villagers in the driveway was so great that small children were hoisted onto parents’ shoulders as will be seen from the photographs!

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