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Carols On The Green At Wood Street Village

Published on: 21 Dec, 2016
Updated on: 22 Dec, 2016

By Bob McShee

Carols were sung around the Maypole on Wood Street Village Green last Saturday night (December 18).

The Maypole on Wood Street Village Green decorated with lights for the carol singing.

The Maypole had been lit up with approximately 6,000 LED lights falling in the shape of a Christmas tree. The decoration were installed by John Gunner, who lives in the village, along with his son Steve, and Robert Grimmond who lives close to the village green.

The singing was led by John Payne, who played his guitar to accompany members of the choir from Wood Street Village School, and many local families who gathered there. The adults also enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies, with squash for the children.

Singing carols on the green accompanied by John Payne on guitar.

The carol singing was introduced by the Rector of St Mary’s Church, Worplesdon, the Revd Alex Russell. She thanked the Wood Street Village Association for organising the event, the school choir, and Worplesdon View Care Home for donating more than 100 mince pies.

By the end, all the mulled wine and mince pies had been consumed!

All agreed this was the best attended carol service since the annual event started on the green some years ago.

Donations for the mulled wine and mince pies raised £211.09 for The Children’s Society.

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