Community Christmas in Bayswater
On Saturday, 22 December, some 150 people came together in the Bayswater Hall to celebrate the Templer Community Christmas. Kids everywhere. It started at 6:30pm in a festive environment with an impressive Christmas tree in front to the stage. The children players entered in a candle-procession to "Ihr Kindertlein kommet". The Templer Brass-Band lead the audience in all the favourite old-time Christmas carols. A touching children's play, written especially for tonight was presented by the kids, that had Christmas trees walking all around the hall and dancing on the stage.
The Nativity setting featured a real (well-behaved) baby in the manger, with Joseph, Mary and all the animals admiring it. The costumes were unusual and imaginative; mid-summer-nightish. Father Christmas arrived on cue and had a present for all the kids; even for some of the adults. The celebration ended with Coffee, Gutsle and Cake at around 8pm.
Below are a series or snapshots taken during the evening. Maybe you can see yourself in one of them?