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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
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).