NEXT CAROLS ON THE PETWYN TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER 2023
The Carols on the Petwyn is a very special evening in West Moors, traditionally held on the first Friday in December.
Over the years it has created many memories for people of all ages there.
Churches Together can be thanked for the popular procession, range of favourite Carols and readings and the schools that support the talented children that are the heart and soul of the service. Bournemouth Youth Marching Band bring their enthusiasm every year, during the procession and the Carol Service.
West Moors Youth Club coordinate the stalls, hot food and drink, the road marshals, fairground rides, the road closure, Santa’s visit, and more. All money raised goes to the Youth Club.
This year, we will see the famous Barrow racing return, but with the addition of the mini barrows. Adults will race with an adult passenger and the juniors will be pushing a teddy bear! There will be a prize for the winner of each category.
There is also the introduction of an Elf Hunt, where from 5.30pm, children can come and get their entry sheets from the truck, in Penn Court. They go around the village, ticking each box, as they find each elf in a window, and the name of the shop you found them in. They return their completed sheet to the truck, to redeem their medal. The sheets will be put into a draw, and the winner will be called out at 7.30pm, to receive their prize. For many years, West Moors Town Council has taken pride in presenting the winners of the Council Christmas Card Competition their prizes after the carol service, introduced by the elaborate local Town Cryer, with his proclamations and impactful presence.
The Town Council always ensure the trees on the Petwyn are decked with their twinkling lights and the motifs on all the lampposts are illuminated, as well as the Christmas Tree they provide.
A huge thank you should go to all those volunteers that support the event in different ways.