CAROLS SUCCESS - The annual Christmas Eve carols at Toynton Village Hall attracted a large gathering of local people and some from further afield. The compere for the evening was Miss Jane Parker and the pianist was Mrs Mary Mackinder.
A selection of seasonal readings interspersed the carols.
Mrs Eileen Evison read the poem ‘My Twelve Days of Christmas’ about using up the leftover turkey, Mrs Eileen Rushby read ‘The Inkeeper’s Tale’, and Mrs Izzy Bamford held up wonderful artwork she had produced while narrating the Christmas story.
The Rev Jean Coates spoke about life as a housekeeper’ in a big house in Lincolnshire during the 1920s, Peter Mackinder gave a talk on ‘Christmas on a Wolds Farm’, and John Lear read a poem.
Cliff Pinkney read Roger McGough’s poem called ‘Alternative Santa’.
The audience were left spellbound by the harpist, Miss Charlie Pleming, who performed a set of Scottish tunes and ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’.
Mrs Parker marked Mrs Mackinder for playing the piano and Malcom Machin thanked Miss Parker for organising the event.
Tea, coffee and mince pies were served by Mrs Dorothy Cornall, Mrs Mary Mackin and Mrs Eileen Rushby.
A collection raised £117 in aid of the St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice in Grimsby.