Festive success for Heritage Society

The Salvation Army Band played a number of Christmas songs at the society's recent light swith-on event
The Salvation Army Band played a number of Christmas songs at the society's recent light swith-on event

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society are celebrating a very successful start to the Christmas period.

They are now awaiting their annual Carol Service on December 19 which is already at full capacity.

The society held their official Christmas Lights switch-on on November 28 which was a huge success and the first of its kind for the area.

Hot chocolate with marshmallows and mince pies kept the visitors warm while being entertained by their friends from the Salvation Army Band setting the scene for the rest of the event, followed by the Buchanhaven School Choir who performed a range of well known Christmas Carols and tunes in the former playground ahead of the official switch on of the lights.

The choir took centre stage and performed exceptionally well much to the delight of onlookers, sending the crowd home in a very festive mood.

December 5 saw the group’s first ever Christmas Tea which again saw large numbers support their work and amid the lights and decorations some traditional Christmas delights were on offer from Betty Bells Sweets and Preserves.

Alex Geddes chair of the society said: “We were delighted with the large turn out to both events and work has already started to form a much bigger event for 2016.

“Our Dickensian Choir will perform at some key locations across the town over the few days ahead of the concert and can be seen in the Buchanhaven Pharmacy on the afternoon of December 19.

“We would like to thank Sam Reid for sponsoring our tree at the Centre and Morrisons Supermarket for providing all the mince pies on the day to ensure visitors could enjoy the taste of Christmas.

“We would like to wish all our visitors and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as without their support this project would not have been possible.”