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Issue:- 19 December 2013
Village Nativity 2013!
Photograph by Patrick Trollope.
year's Formby Nativity Play took place on 14 December 2013 and
it was the 8th year that Formby Churches Together has conducted
the event in the open air, despite the risk that the weather
would be inclement with rain and high winds causing havoc to the
proceedings. Interestingly the weather stayed calm throughout
the event. Oddly, the weather changing in a blink of an eye just
after it had finished, with strong gusts of wind blowing
diversion signs and other objects over. The Nativity is now a
great annual event for the local community, pulling in local
schools and businesses along with the churches, to form a cast
of 50+ and that is not mentioning the live animals! All the cast
as well as the local primary school children, performed the
traditional nativity story that most are very familiar with, in
full costume. Throughout the performance local people acted out
scenes on a stage which had been erected in the middle of the
road, with a pre-recorded soundtrack playing out the notation.
The play, as normal, was an original script, keeping it fresh
and bringing the really nice feeling of the spirit of Christmas
to the village centre and retelling the story of the birth of
Jesus alive. In total over 100 people had to help to deliver
this event and we have to say that they did a remarkably good
job. This has become an established tradition and we hope people
of Formby continue to support the organisers, who each year, put
so much time and effort into it. If you did not attend, please
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