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City North and The Deep­ings

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By BEN TRUSLOVE ben.truslove@pe­ter­bor­oughto­dayco.uk

CHRIST­MAS is in full swing in the Deep­ings, with cel­e­bra­tions ga­lore.

The Deep­ings School held its an­nual fes­tive buf­fet to thank busi­nesses and col­leagues who work with the school through­out the year. More than 70 guests at­tended.

Or­gan­iser Linda Tay­lor said: “We were very pleased that so many of our col­leagues could take the time to join us for a pre-christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion at this busy time of the year.”

Mean­while, mu­sic fans en­joyed the sounds of the Grimethorpe Col­liery Band, the group which pro­vided the sound track to the hit film Brassed Off.

They per­formed in the Ro­tary Club of the Deep­ings con­cert with car­ols sung by Wil­liam Hild­yard Pri­mary School. The band will re­turn for the 23rd year in 2012.

The Ro­tary Club has teamed up with the Deep­ings Lions for their an­nual Fa­ther Christ­mas sleigh ride.

Tonight the sleigh will be in Bas­ton, to­mor­row it will be in Deep­ing St James, Thurs­day in Mar­ket Deep­ing and fin­ish­ing on Fri­day in West Deep­ing and Talling­ton. On each night it runs from 6pm to 9pm.

Deep­ings Methodist Church, in Church Street, Deep­ing St James, has also held its Christ­mas tree and crib fes­ti­val.

Vis­i­tors dressed in Bib­li­cal cos­tume and joined Ch­eryl Tid­bury and her new­born son Al­fie, who played Mary and Je­sus,

The Rev Ann Boss­ing­ham said: “There was a real look of won­der on the faces of some of those who took part.”

CHRIST­MAS CHEER: The Deep­ings School hosted its an­nual party to thank col­leagues who have sup­ported the school through the year. Franks

PIC­TURE: Paul

HO HO HO: The Deep­ings Lions and The Ro­tary Club of the Deep­ings are out with Fa­ther Christ­mas this week.

BRASS Band: Grimethorpe Col­liery Band per­form­ing at the Ro­tary Club of the Deep­ings Christ­mas con­cert.

NA­TIV­ITY: Mum Ch­eryl Tid­bury with new­born son Al­fie as Mary and Je­sus with wise­man Bene­dict Wal­lis (6).

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