Father Christmas, Marlow Town Band and Harmony Belles Choir at Marlow’s Carols on the Causeway
Despite freezing temperatures, Marlovians flocked to this year’s Marlow Town Council’s organised Carols on the Causeway on Wednesday 14th December.
A large crowd gathered to sing around the Christmas tree, where Marlow Town Band was playing. Harmony Belles Choir joined with the crowd to sing carols, and then sang two of their own Christmas songs. Free mulled wine was generously provided by The George and Dragon pub.
Children visited Father Christmas in his grotto and enjoyed free mince pies, battery candles and Christmas bells provided by Marlow Town Council.
One Can Trust attended, taking donations of money and food for those who need help in the area.
Carols on the Causeway 2021
The Town Council was delighted to host Carols on the Causeway on Monday evening for the first time for two years due to previous Covid restrictions. On a chilly evening, the Mayor Cllr Richard Scott welcomed hundreds of residents and friends and our MP Joy Morrissey, who all enjoyed the usual Christmas carols and songs led by the Marlow Town Band. The evening closed after the singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas”. The only regret was that we were unable provide a grotto for Father Christmas or mince pies and mulled wine due to Covid concerns, Buckets were rattled to raise funds for the Mayor’s charity, Thames Hospice, who offer palliative and end-of-life care from their superb facility in Maidenhead – a magnificent total of £375 was raised from the generous donations. The Mayor closed the evening by wishing everybody a very happy Christmas and a happy New Year, hoping that it would be much better than 2021.
Carols on the Causeway 2020
This much loved festive event which was due to be held on 17th December 202 has been cancelled. To remind us of last year’s event, please see pictures below.
Christmas celebrations got off to a wet start in 2019
Marlow Town Council officers were setting up Father Christmas’s Grotto and the gazebo in the most appalling conditions. Torrential rain and thunder and lightening to be precise. We thought the evening would be a complete wash out but Marlovians are a tough bunch and came out in hundreds to support the event. Thank you Marlovians!
Our special thanks must go to the Town Band for staying with us by sheltering under the gazebo during the storm, members of Marlow Choral Society, Robyn from Bill’s Restaurant who was giving out free hot chocolate, Rotary Club for handing out the free mulled wine which was generously donated by The George and Dragon. Sainsbury’s had kindly donated mince pies.
Father Christmas was in his cosy “living room” asking children what they wanted for Christmas and handing them a bag of Christmas chocolates and some sleigh bells provided by Marlow Town Council. Battery candles were also handed out to the crowd which again Marlow Town Council were pleased to provide.
Thankfully conditions eased enough for everyone to enjoy the carol singing, led by Mayor Richard Scott.