Residents step in to keep Nativity show on the road

Street Nativity in Steeple Claydon
Street Nativity in Steeple Claydon

Steeple Claydon’s Nativity in the Streets took place last Sunday, despite the fact that Mary and the baby, the narrator, the angel Gabriel and a shepherd all became ill the day before.

But other people jumped in to take over and the event was a resounding success, with 200 or more people turning up to walk the path and even the owners of the houses coming out in full costume.

A flash mob popping up to sing O Holy Night got a round of applause, as did Mary and Joseph when they held up the tiny baby, who behaved impeccably, as did the sheep on their reins.