LYMM Parish Council is keeping the annual tradition of carols in the village alive with a socially distanced event, whereby villagers will be encouraged to sing from their own homes on Christmas Eve.
With various events sadly cancelled this year, including the Dickensian Festival, The Parish Council and Lymm Radio have joined forces to ensure that one aspect of Lymm’s Christmas traditions can continue; The Carols on Christmas Eve.
For the first time since Lymm Parish Council took on the running of the event, the Carols will not take place around its iconic Cross. Instead, it will be transmitted into living rooms, houses and gardens throughout the village. Carols Around the Cross is becoming Carols Around Lymm, transmitted and broadcast by the volunteers at Lymm Radio.
One thing that will not change is that Lymm Town Crier, Peter Powell, will host the event. Peter, who has been Lymm’s official town crier for 26 years, said, “I will very much miss seeing everybody’s smiling faces, but I hope this will bring enjoyment and warmth to people in the village.”
He added: “I hope people will enjoy it and look forward to a time when we can return to the traditional event.”
Councillor Geoff Hawley, Chairman of Lymm Parish Council said: “My wife and I will be delighted to join in this year and I am sure all of you will be equally delighted not to have to hear me sing.”
People are invited to singalong from their doorsteps and gardens, taking into account social distancing measures.
Carols Around Lymm will be broadcast on Lymm Radio on Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December) at 7pm.
Lymm Radio is available online and on your smart speaker
Lyrics will be available with the music on lymmcarols.co.uk
See below for coverage of last year’s event.