Whoops a Daisy Angel

December 15th, 2012

Tenterfield Nursery School created Welwyn Library’s window using the story of Whoops a Daisy Angel which had also been the subject of the school’s nativity production.  Father Christmas made an appearance and everyone stood outside to witness the unveiling of the window despite the fact it rained cats and dogs.

Granny Goes to Bethlehem

December 13th, 2012

Produced by Oaklands Primary School this stained glass effect masterpiece on the front window of Eames Jones Judge Hawkings is colourful and descriptive. The Rector narrated the story of Granny goes to Bethlehem and we sang ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ with great gusto.

The Legend of the Robin

December 13th, 2012

Local writer and film critic, Barry Norman CBE, came to open today’s window at Old Welwyn Florist.  After ripping the paper off to reveal the window, Barry narrated The Legend of the Robin, which inspired florist Chris Thompson’s design and we enjoyed biscuits and a hot cuppa.

A Visit from St Nicholas

December 12th, 2012

Hoards of people at this afternoon’s window opening at Neel Dentistry for Welwyn St Mary’s Primary School’s 3-d interpretation of the famous Clement Clarke Moore poem.  The Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Rev Paul Bayes helped the children unveil the window and after they had read the first verse he gave a suitably theatrical rendition of the rest.  Mulled wine, mince pies and biscuits provided by Neel and staff were very welcome on this bitterly cold afternoon.


The Polar Express

December 10th, 2012

We are loving Chris Groombridge’s interpretation of the The Polar Express in Off Broadway Travel.  We also enjoyed the prosecco and red wine, along with the mince pies and lots of chatting.  Many thanks also to Keith Thompson for narrating the story.

The Legend of the Nutcracker

December 9th, 2012

Today we found ourselves outside the White Horse in Mill Lane for Dilys Manoy’s interpretation of the The Legend of the Nutcracker which was narrated by Richard Dent.  After singing ‘It came upon the midnight clear’ we were very grateful to Adam and his staff at the White Horse for the warm mince pies and hot chocolate.




December 8th, 2012

Got caught up in the whole occasion and completely forgot to take any photographs! Another great opening this morning at SuSu with a very elegant Baboushka  Thoroughly enjoyed the glass of sherry thanks to Susan Bull and her team, not to mention all the chatting!

A Christmas Carol

December 7th, 2012

Pupils and staff from the Art Dept and Design & Tech Dept at Sherrardswood School were involved in the production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in AGBIS’s window and those involved in cookery made lovely things to eat to go with the mulled wine (and orange juice for the children I hasten to add). Plenty to study in this amazing window which is probably their best ever.  Stuart Westley read the beginning of Dicken’s novel- a reminder to us all of how not to do Christmas, and the school choir sang ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’.

A New Star

December 6th, 2012

Every class at Lakeside School contributed to this wonderful piece of artwork and a group of children came down in the school’s minibus to unveil it. The Revd Susannah Underwood read today’s story A new star and Owen, one of the school’s students led the singing of Away in a Manger.  Many thanks to John and Andrea at Bryan Bishop & Partners for putting up with so many of us for a glass of wine and hopefully they managed to hoover up all the mince pie crumbs from the carpet afterwards!

Little Drummer Boy

December 5th, 2012

Excellent turnout this afternoon and first mulled wine of the season, not to mention the mince pies – thanks Solidus! Keith Thompson narrated the story behind Little Drummer Boy and then we sang it, accompanied by the Rector on an approximation of a drum (actually an orange tambourine).  A neat interpretation from Denise and Gillian.