The long-standing tradition of the annual Great Whitchurch Carol Tour continues with increasing numbers joining in the festive fun.
Christmas Carols around the Whitchurch public houses have a history going back many years to when there were far more pubs than today.
As befits the tradition of this event, arranged by the redoubtable Sue Rampton, the start was at the oldest pub in town – the wonderful timber beamed Bell Inn, where Caroller’s and customers joined for the first songs.
This year’s event was led by Paul Sartin, local musician and member of the renowned Belshazzar’s Feast, Faustus and Bellowhead. With songbooks clutched the Carollers moved to The King’s Arms, with its suitably named limited ale Proper Cracker and to the White Hart, where vocal chords were also lubricated.
The evening ended at the Sports and Social Club where other musicians including Keith Bell, Mick Browne and other members of the Whitchurch music community all gave renditions of traditional entertainment, while the Carollers enjoyed hot soup provided by the Club.
Thank you to The Whitchurch Pub Hub, a local Facebook page for the pic – the page was created to support the town’s local pubs.Visit them to see a short video clip of the evening. Click image:
Our Whitchurch Pubs are part of our town’s culture and history.
Please support their hard working publicans and staff.
Happy Christmas to them all.