Wilbrahams’ Winter Wonder Walk 2020
Firstly, apologies for this winter piece in the summer edition! I accidently missed the spring Warbler issue while being in another home-schooling frenzy…
From December 1st to 24th 2020, there was at least one specially decorated window a day that could be visited and admired in Great or Little Wilbraham. In this second year of the Wilbrahams’ Winter Wonder Walk the creativity and variation in styles of the windows was truly impressive! There were Nativity scenes, Winter landscapes, Santas and Rudolfs all displayed imaginatively as light installations, glass painting, Lego builds, puppets, ginger cookie builds and even a Christmas tree built out of nitrile gloves… Thank you so much to all the window decorators for your great efforts. We have some great talent and competitiveness in the Wilbrahams!
Voted the best window by the adult walkers was St John the Evangelist Church, LW displayed on 13th Dec.
Well done Max Kettenacker, the master mind behind the serene angel display and who won bubbly and chocolate truffles for his efforts.
The children’s favourite choice was for Santa’s workshop, playfully displayed at Toft Lane, GW on 20th Dec.
Well done Catharine Goryn who won a voucher from Shoegarden for her efforts!
The 2020 Advent Calendar Sheets were provided free of charge to all households in GtW, LtW and SMB thanks to printing kindly donated by our village Parish Councils and private donors.
Those walkers that visited 7 or more windows were welcome to enter the prize draw, of which an impressive 16 people managed to visit all windows! Congratulations Mark Patey and Chloe Barry, who won prizes (Essential Health gift voucher and Amazon gift card) for visiting the most windows and providing the best winter words, Keep going Wilbrahams and Warm coloured lights respectively.
Other prize winners where: Lorna Carr, Caroline Bird, Ellie Evans, Charlie Goodchild, Sylvie Featherstone, Callum Barry, Lennox and Lola Hogger. A big thank you to those who kindly donated prizes for the prize draw and for all your generous donations for our charity Jimmy’s Night Shelter.
We in the PTFA are very pleased with how the Winter Wonder Walk is becoming a village event, with both window presenters and walkers joining from outside the school community as intended. Please keep your eyes open in the autumn to book your window for the 2021 Winter Wonder Walk!
Lotta Holm and the PTFA committee