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Ebberston’s Christmas 2020

2020 might not be remembered for the best of reasons but Ebberston residents really pulled out the stops for Window Wonderland and our challenge to make the village look festive while there really wasn’t much else to do. It was thrilling to see so much creativity, fun and joy on display.

The only downside is that the benchmark has now been set for next year!

Ebberston’s Window Wonderland

Ebberston’s “Window Wonderland” starts on 1st December, and there will be at least one new festive display to see around the village every day all the way until Christmas Eve.

Although we are not yet able to organise any face to face events, Ebberston village hall committee was keen to arrange a Covid-safe alternative event. And over 40 households rallied to the call to join in and are making colourful festive, Christmas or Winter themed displays in their front windows (or doors, or garden), all visible as residents walk around the village . 

The list of where and when displays can be seen is on the village hall noticeboard or you can download your own list to print out here.

We’re so excited and look forward to how creative and Christmassy Ebberston will look!

Window Wonderland

An Ebberston advent calendar with a twist


 Although we are not yet able to organise any face to face events, Ebberston village hall committee are keen to arrange a Covid-safe alternative event in the run up to Christmas.

Our plan is for residents to make a colourful festive, Christmas or Winter themed display in a front window (or house or garden or door step 🏡 – which many of you will do anyway) which can be seen as residents walk around the village . Each household would be assigned a date 📅 which would be the day their display goes on show, the idea being that there would be something new to see every day, from 1st December onwards. We will create a list (on the noticeboard, on the village website and the Facebook group) to show where there will be something new to see each day.

Merry Christmas window. Portland Oregon. December 23, 2017 by drburtoni (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/84346589@N00/24389770247/)

Getting involved would be free of course and everyone is welcome to take part – it won’t be limited to 24! Displays can be on window sills or in your front garden. They can be as big or small, as low key or as funny and adventurous as you like, from door wreaths to fairy lights to full displays. As long as it’s family friendly you’re on to a winner. It would be up to residents to decide how long their display lasts but we hope you can be persuaded to keep your display up until the big day itself.

Do you want to get involved? Email info@ebberston.net or contact Judith Winters, Sarah Walker or Lynne Hall by 20th November. We don’t need to know what you are planning – we just need to know your address/location in the village and a “title” or some sort of clue to your festive display (or where it will be). We will assign you a date once we have an idea of numbers, after 20th Nov.

Let’s see just how inventive, creative and Christmassy 🎄 Ebberston can be!

Commemorating VJ DAY #VJDay75

VE Day 75

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) will be recognised on 15 August 2020 and commemorates the end of the Second World War.

The village looked splendid with the VE day decorations earlier in the year, so while we cannot organise any social events, the village hall committee is urging you to do the same again. Reminders will also be posted up around the village.

Come together with your neighbours with tea, cake, drinks*

Put your bunting and flags out!

Saturday 15th August 2020

3pm

* remembering to maintain your social distance of course

See https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/vjday/ and https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/features/ve-day-75/ for some history surrounding VE and VJ Day,

Discover your WW2 history

You can use the following online resources to discover your local and family Second World War histories and connections:

Imperial War Museums
The National Archives
National Army Museum

Or search the IWM’s war memorials register https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials to find local memorials, some of which are in St Mary’s Church.

VE Day 75 in Ebberston

Due to COVID19, the planned ‘tea dance’ could not go ahead but lots of residents took the time to put up bunting and decorate their houses for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Here are a few pictures. If you took more around the village, please do send them on so they can be added here for posterity!