Christmas around the camp-fire
Published on: 09 Jan 2018
The Friends of Stoke Park repeated last year’s Christmas event by holding an evening of carols around the camp-fire in the park. Despite an afternoon of steady drizzle which made conditions underfoot very soft their intrepid band of volunteers were not put off and were rewarded with a crowd in excess of sixty people.
Attendees were encouraged to bring a lantern from previous Christmas events (and a torch) and assembled at the Hub and were led into the woods. Once there they were treated to food and soup and an evening of singing around the camp-fire led by Lockleaze’s singing group.
As always with a community event like this there are always a lot of people to thank and the Friends of Stoke Park would like to thank:
Tesco and Co Op for donating their store vouchers which were converted to mince pies.
Buzz Lockleaze for the superb homemade soup,
Boston Tea Party at Cheswick for the lovely cakes,
The Lockleaze Singing Group
Buzz Lockleaze and Jody Atkins for facilitating the making of the lanterns
Steve England for tending the fires at the camp-site,
Dougal Matthews for lending the lights for the camp-site,
Bristol City Council for approval of site licence to hold the event.
Little Foxes Forest School for helping to set up
Maria and Lizzy from Buzz for wood collecting in the rain
Ruth Revell for her drive and commitment, and to her parents for the music
Harry Phillips for his great photos