Thursday, 24 December 2015

Happy Christmas 2015 !

Assorted Early Winter Wanderings 2015

We are happily berthed at Overwater Marina for the Winter - now in 'winter mode'.
Although it hasn't been particularly cold yet it has been very stormy with gale force winds at times. The boat has been bouncing around on its mooring ropes.

Here are a few of our social activities - National Trust properties at Chartwell House and Tatton Hall in Cheshire. As Christmas approached, I joined with our Rode Hall Silver Band to play Carols, both at Church Services and to gain much needed donations for our Band.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without the traditions of the Santa Steam Train and the Annual Xmas Run!   Here are the photos :

Mr and Mrs W at Chartwell National Trust, Kent

Sir Winston Churchill's House at Chartwell, Kent

Xmas Brass Banding!

Playing carols with Rode Hall Silver Band at Congleton Town Hall

Another photo of us - I enjoyed playing Solo Cornet that night

Christine at Tatton Hall, National Trust.
The Guiding Star

The Angels of the Realm of Glory in the Dining Room

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - in bright light!

Jolly Christmas Tree

Out walking with North & Mid Cheshire Ramblers - here in the White Peak

Setting off for my annual xmas run - out of Macclesfield Forest up to Shutlingsloe

On top of Shutlingsloe in appalling weather!

At Llangollen Station - one of the Santa Trains
Loco 80072 BR Standard Class 4 2-6-2T

Our loco was British Railways Large Prairie 2-6-2T

Pensioners on a Steam Train

Santa with Anton and child!

Merry 2015 Christmas to all my Blog Readers!