|Christmas Eve in the 1940s
A myn o’t as tho’ twis last nicht
The livin room fire wis aye bleezin
An aathing wis bonnie an bricht
Paper chines hung fae the ceilin
A Christmas tree wi didna hae
A’d scriven ma letter ti Suntie
On Christmas Eve on the wireless
Ma lang sock a wid lave hingin up
Awa ti yer bed ma mither wid say
|Fae ma bedroom winda a peered oot
Ti see Suntie’s reindeer in the sky
Bit nae maitter foo lang a lookit
They nivver wid cum wanner’n by On Christmas morn a hash’t ben
Ti see if ma letter hid bin heeded
A aye wis maist affa feart ye see
Maybe Suntie he cwidna read it
Afore ma verra een there wis
Stappit in the lang sock ye’d fin
Christmas it wis a time fer bairns
Noo fowk awa back in the forties
With Christmas fast approaching and people hitting the city in droves this weekend – why not pop into our lovely city gardens in between the present hunting for a truly festive event. Iain Richardson writes re. this Saturday’s Winter Festival at Union Terrace Gardens to celebrate prize art work by city children.
Christmas-themed artwork by Aberdeen school children will be on display at the event in Union Terrace Gardens on Saturday 17th December 2011, between 1pm and 3.30pm.
The Winter Festival will feature the Bon Accord Silver Band, carol singing, Yousedancin ceilidh band, Santa, Cairngorm reindeer, and free festive food and drink.
Dorothy Bothwell, retired Head Teacher and member of the Common Good Aberdeen group, who organised the event, said:
“We’re just thrilled at the response to the competition. The children’s art is stunning and we’ll be displaying as many of the 300 or so entries as we possibly can on Saturday, as well as handing out prizes to the winning children”.
The prizes for the winning Art Competition entries in each of three age groups will be presented to children at approximately 1.30pm on Saturday 17th December, at the Arches in Union Terrace Gardens.
Nearly 300 entries were received from primary schools and individual children in and around Aberdeen.
For further information, contact:
Dorothy Bothwell: 01224 583451
Iain Richardson: 07833 453961