The lights on the Old Hamlet Christmas tree shone bright when they were turned on this evening. The carol sheets got a little soggy but the minced pies and mulled wine were gone before they had a chance to get wet.
Another big thank you to Langstone council for organising the annual concert. Langstone Community Council distributed cheques yesterday evening to those in the community who they consider worthy of support. These included the Old Hamlet Residents Association for the continued maintenance of the Green, churchyard etc. Other cheques went to various groups, e.g the scouts, worthy charities and a big thank you to those who spend everyday collecting litter on a voluntary basis.
When you are small meeting Santa has a magical quality and the children in the lambing barn were enthusiastic, in awe and some times a little shy when he payed them a visit. Their pleasure and obvious delight was also evident on the faces of the adults. As Santa's sack still had gifts in it when he left he said he would leave them at the church for the children who would be coming to the Christingle Service next Sunday. He also asked for a photo of himself with his chief he