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.
The event exists thanks to West Moors Youth Club as they coordinate the stalls, hot food and drink, the road marshals, fairground rides, the road closure, Santa’s visit, and more. Money raised from the stalls helps fund the Youth Club.
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. This year was no different.
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.
Even though it is a short event, the Carols on the Petwyn is always enchanting as it has become tradition for the Community to come together not only to celebrate Christmas but to give the Children an opportunity to shine with their performances.
A huge thank you should go to all those volunteers that support the event in different ways in the bitter weather, as well as all the people that come to enjoy it, making the atmosphere as great as it is.