Carols in the Woods

By Adrian Whittle by pictures George Bowler

Took place on SATURDAY 14th December 2002, starting promptly at 2.00 pm

photography by Adrian Whittle

The 2002 Carols in the Woods

After a very cold grey morning, the afternoon was mild and dry. For many people this event has become the start to Christmas and this year saw two new features; firstly, it as held in daylight and secondly we had the benefit of the young musicians from the Wirral School's Brass Band.

Over the years we had enjoyed the Brass music and support of the Rock Ferry Salvation Army who have now too many commitments at this time.
Some of the magic was lost in daylight but the Committee feel this was well compensated by greater safety for all concerned. Also elderly people and families with young children were able to attend. In fact about 400 people attended including a lively contingent of 150 youngsters.

photography by Adrian Whittle

Many said that it was good to have young people providing our music to lead the carols singing; and a mark of how welcome this event has become was a final comment that next year it is hoped that we have even more carols to sing.
From the bucket collection during the interval the donations were sufficiently generous to cover our expenses for the afternoon with a little to spare.