Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Railway nativity

THE Hambleden Valley railway nativity will return for the 11th year on Sunday.

THE Hambleden Valley railway nativity will return for the 11th year on Sunday.

The play will be staged at Somersham station at Sir William and Lady McAlpine’s home in Fawley Hill with gates opening at 3.15pm and the performance starting at 4pm.

Children from the village and surrounding area perform a modern take on the traditional story, using the station platform and track that were built by Sir William in 1960.

Youngsters wanting to play extra shepherds, angels, sheep and reindeer are welcome to join in.

The play will be narrated by actress Charlotte Howard-Mather and the music will be provided by Saxidentally, a four-piece band from High Wycombe.



Visitors are encouraged to bring a torch so they can read the words of the carols that will be sung.

After the play mulled wine, apple juice, squash and mince pies will be served.

Donations will be shared between the charity Railway Children and the churches in Hambleden and Fawley.

The narrator and “stationmaster” used to be Rev John Wigram when he was rector of Hambleden but he moved to become a vicar in Ripley, Derbyshire, in January.



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