Villagers gathered on the Green in Tuttington on 21st December to usher in the Christmas season with hearty renderings of favourite Carols. Lubricated with hot punch and Jenny’s mince pies, the throng of more than 30 souls followed the recorded choir and sang along to a well-known carol.
Most of us are very familiar with the words in the first verses of most carols. But by verse six or seven, the words – sometimes Victorian or medieval – and scansion became less familiar. This led to growing incomprehension and hilarity at such phrases as ‘the shining thong’, and in the dim light, there were many who saw the frequently used word ‘Lo!’ as ‘Lol’.