Villagers take celebrations online for first-ever virtual St Boswells week

Ross, Charlie and Archie Dalgleish as Dorothy and the munchkins from Wizard of Oz.Ross, Charlie and Archie Dalgleish as Dorothy and the munchkins from Wizard of Oz.
Ross, Charlie and Archie Dalgleish as Dorothy and the munchkins from Wizard of Oz. | Other 3rd Party
A host of online events over the space of five weeks is replacing this year’s St Boswells’ village week, usually held in the first week of June.

With coronavirus social distancing restrictions putting paid to any hope of organised events, villagers are usingFacebook instead to enjoy different Easter, fitness, quis, and fancy-dress themed weeks.

Christine Holmes, one of the organisers, said: “We thought we could still get everybody coming together in the community, though not in person. We tried to come up with themes that reflect all the villagers’ age ranges and could be supported safely. Quiz week proved nostalgic and the kids looked forward to the fancy dress. It’s really keeping the village going.”

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The virtual events schedule concludes with an upcoming craft week. For fancy-dress results see www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk

SINGLES

1st Jack and The Beanstalk with golden goose in foreground. Elsie Raferty

2nd Big Bad Wolf (Craig Emond

3rd Little Boy Blue (Bendy Tweddle

Highly Commended Flower - Christine

PAIRS

1st Miss Muffet and Spider - Thomas and Karen - trying to send a photo of them

2nd Hickory Dickory Dock - Magnus and Harriet

GROUPS

1st Wizard of Oz - Dalgliesh family

2nd Hansel and Gretel - Finlay, Anna and Angus

3rd 3 Blind Mice - Emond

OVERALL WINNER OF SHIELD:

Jack and the Beanstalk. - Elsie Raferty

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