Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 18th. Queen’s House, School Street.

December 19th, 2019

We are now truly into the rainy season, with the fields and streets awash and the rain falling relentlessly. Nevertheless “ye faithful” turned out to celebrate the 18th day of Advent in School Street.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 17th. The Old Farmhouse, Manor Road.

December 17th, 2019

A damp and drizzly evening in the courtyard of the Old Farmhouse.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 16th. Hill Farmhouse, Manor Road

December 17th, 2019

A topical theme with an important Christmas message.

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Village Advent Celebrations 2019. December 15th. 12 Spinners Cottages, Magpie Road.

December 16th, 2019

No 15. Gingerbread men and candy bars. Very traditional!

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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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