Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 14th. Coomb Cottage, Helmdon Road.

December 15th, 2019

Back to Coomb Cottage in Helmdon Road, one of the first windows to be decorated in 2014.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 13th. The Old Vicarage, Magpie Road.

December 13th, 2019

The wide open spaces in front of the Old Vicarage were ideal for something of a dog parade, as will be seen!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 12th. No13 Towrise.

December 12th, 2019

12 down and 12 to go! After a day of more or less torrential rain it cleared up in the evening but many guests were wearing their wellies!

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Village Advent Calendar Celebrations. December 11th. Northston, School Street.

December 11th, 2019

After last evening’s gales and rain, a cold evening with a beautiful full moon – perfect weather for this antarctic scene.

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Village Advent Calendar Celebrations 2019. December 10th. Wykham, Helmdon Road,

December 10th, 2019

It had to happen sometime – 9 days of fine, dry weather and now the gales and rain. Nevertheless, the usual culprits turned up, together with lots of people new to this form of evening “entertainment”, so it was interesting to see introductions being made all round. It remains to be seen how many people will remember who they shook hands with on a wet and windy night in the dark!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 9th. The Chestnuts, Little Street.

December 10th, 2019

No baby in a manger this time but the message is the same – “No Room at the Inn”. A remarkable simulation of a homeless person sleeping in a cardboard box. The reality of this situation was brought home to onlookers when the sleeping bag moved. There was someone in it – a volunteer whose elbow can just be seen. The theme of this window provided a timely reminder that not everyone is out partying for the 24 nights of Advent.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 8th. Littlecote, Little Street.

December 8th, 2019

Twelve panes of glass in the chosen window at Littlecote – hence an opportunity to illustrate “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, a traditional English carol dating from the 18th century, with appropriate music for the party goers.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 7th. Asby House, Manor Road.

December 7th, 2019

A cosy Victorian school room scene with the snow falling gently outside. No snow for us yet, but there are thirteen more days to go!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 6th. High Barn, Manor Road.

December 6th, 2019

Tonight’s window celebrates the presence in the village of an albino squirrel, frequently seen in the garden of High Barn. A little internet research suggests that these squirrels are relatively rare with perhaps a 1 in 100,000 chance of seeing one. Such a sighting is reputed to bring good luck!

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 5th. 8 Spinners Cottages, Magpie Road.

December 5th, 2019

For the early evening party goers of the village the Christmas Season is now well under way. These little “get togethers” are of short duration and form a sort of “aperitif” to later evening activities (the mulled wine helps!) Above all they present an ideal opportunity for those newer to the village to mix with longer term residents in a very informal way.

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