Smile on Saturday: Village Life

We have only one shop in our village.

Last Saturday afternoon lots of us locals gathered here to sing Christmas carols. The vicar blessed the crib, the Christmas tree lights were switched on, after which we sang a few more carols.

We were accompanied by a small local brass band and the choirmaster playing on an electric organ, which he couldn’t plug in at the same time as the tree lights were on!

The shopkeepers laid on mulled wine and mince pies, adding to the merriness of it all.

And to think, when I lived in the city I used to be a bit “Bah Humbug!” about Christmas!  Not any more!!!

VILLAGE LIFE: The Post Office, Christmas, Lancashire , crib

VILLAGE LIFE: The Post Office ©HelenBushe


The sign says:

“All crib offerings will be donated to Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit”.

VILLAGE LIFE: The Crib , nativity, Christmas

VILLAGE LIFE: The Crib ©HelenBushe


Thank you for visiting PHOTOPHILE

VILLAGE LIFE: The Church, St John the Evangelist, Lancashire, village

VILLAGE LIFE: The Church ©HelenBushe


paulfraser11 · 29 December 2017 at 19:09

Nothing better than a village like this at Christmas Helen. I had to chuckle at the thought of the Organ player and tree lights switching between each other for the power :-))

    HMB · 29 December 2017 at 19:12

    The Vicar of Dibley would feel quite at home in our parish. Happy New Year when it comes, Paul, to you and family.

Laurie Graves · 9 December 2017 at 23:13

Sounds so lovely! Just perfect. No bah humbugs, I am sure.

    HMB · 10 December 2017 at 07:24

    It is lovely . And so different from city life.

Helen Bushe · 9 December 2017 at 13:48

Yes, it’s lovely joining in all that village life has to offer. Happy December to you too, Manja.

Manja Mexi Movie · 9 December 2017 at 13:43

What a lovely custom. 🙂 Happy December!

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