CHRISTMAS IN WHITCHURCH 2011

Pictures from the Whitchurch in Christmas Launch 2011

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The Event

This year was perhaps the best Christmas launch that there has been for many a year with a new enthusiastic team organising and arranging a whole raft of exciting activities.
We list here the special evening events that were held.

THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER

TOWN HALL
5.45pm
‘Singing For Fun’ Choir
Music from band
Carol Singing

6.00pm
Grand Light Switch On by Peter Pan and the Town Mayor
Launch of the Children’s Fairy Tale Competition

AROUND THE SHOPS
Late Night Shopping – most shops participating
Start the Hunt for the White Mice! Children and Family Competitions
Vote for the best window
( entry forms are available from the shops)

Christmas activities and Special Offers in many, including:
Newbury Building Society:
Face painting, balloons, goody bags
Kingsleys: Santa’s Grotto – bring along the children
Daisydown Crafts: Special Lucky Dip
Rosies Gifts: For your Christmas gifts
H’s Coffee Shop: Christmas cakes, mulled wine
Flower Power: Fresh Holly wreaths, Christmas flower arrangements, baubles, plants, giftware
Veg Patch: Special hampers and holly wreaths

GILL NETHERCOTT CENTRE
5.00pm – 8.00pm
Christmas Gift Fayre, stalls, handicrafts, gifts
Children’s activities and a bottle tombola for the adults!
Help Rising Fives raise funds – lovely cakes
Jacket potatoes and warming refreshments
Music by local musicians to relax by
Candlelit river bank
Free Tea or Coffee and cake: Xmas Fair Voucher

SILK MILL SHOP
5.00pm and 6.30pm
‘Harmony’ (choir)
Traditional carols in costume
Dickensian characters mingling to ‘take the hat round’

Other
There were other events being held too, and after the Christmas shopping activities you could pop into a pub for a meal or drink, or take in a film – Moviola showed Jane Eyre at the Parish Hall.

FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER

AROUND THE SHOPS
Late Night Shopping Evening

H’s COFFEE SHOP
6.00pm
Competition Prize Presentations with the Carnival Queen
Fairytales Competition winner announced
Windows Competition winners announced

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SUNDAY 25th DECEMBER – HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Whitchurch FA Cup game on the Radio

News from the Whitchurch town’s website…

If you can’t make the game between Whitchurch and Gloucester City AFC, we believe it is being broadcast exclusively on TigersRadio, the official radio station of the Gloucester club.

You have to subscribe, but if you have been called away to Rockall for an urgent business trip, or the family says you’ve got to stay in to mow the lawn, then this could be your answer.

TIGERSRADIO