Sunday, November 28, 2010

Carols on the Meadow ...

The Friends of the Old Bridge Meadow have invited us to attend Carols on the Meadow, beginning at 6.00pm on Friday 17th December.
Our remit is to ‘support and give some volume to the carols and in so-doing encourage those there to sing up with enthusiasm.’
We can do that, can’t we?

"What meadow?" you may ask ...
It’s the one alongside the A259 adjacent to the roundabout at Bosham, opposite Memories of India, PO18 8PG, near what was once The White Swan pub:

Look out for the brightly illuminated tree:

Mulled wine and other seasonal refreshments will be available, but you are required to supply your own thermal underwear.
There will be a Salvation Army band playing well-known carols, and hymn-sheets will be provided.
Father Christmas has been booked.

But ... ” I hear you exclaim, “That’s our fish-and-chip evening!”

So it is … yet, be not afraid!
The meadow event is scheduled to finish at 7.20pm and I have said that we MUST be away by then.
That gives us plenty of time to get to the Guide Hall by 8.00 for a prompt start to our usual musical activities.

The Guide Hall will already have been set up during the afternoon, but, if you are not attending the carols and arrive early at the hall, you might have to wait for a key-holder to arrive. Please have patience!

By the way, Lynda needs to know your orders for fish-and-chips by Friday this week - see earlier post at fish 'n chips.


parkingspaceman said...

The Mucky Duck is no more? It has ceased to be? It's expired and gone to meet it's maker? It is an ex-pub? Surely, there's something we could have done... ? Oh! If only I'd known!!

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

Actually the Swan has been up for sale for over 12 months. There was a plan for local residents to purchase it as a community enterprise, but at 400K (plus another 100K for refurbishment) the suggestion fell flat.
Recently I learned that a family from Emsworth have made an offer, and have applied for a licence.
It was never a 'nice' pub, but the previous proprietors always let us use their comfort-facilities during events on the meadow.
Let us hope for similar cooperation in the future.

parkingspaceman said...

'Hymn-sheets will be provided' - given the current climatic trend, will there be hymn-blankets (preferably electric) too?

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

The weather seems t'ave turned sin' this mornin'.
I think it'll brighten up yet!