Bethlehem bonanza

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THE corridors of Eskdale School will be transformed into the streets of Bethlehem this weekend in an extravaganza of authentic smells, sights and sounds.

Whitby Christian Fellowship has organised a Walk Through Bethlehem after last year’s event, attended by more than 300 people, proved so successful.

It is going to be bigger and better than last year’s and will include Christmas crafts, Roman Centurions, a busy inn serving warming, authentic meals throughout the event, actual live animals including sheep and chickens, the stable scene and a story teller.

Last year people said the event represented “the true Christmas” and was needed “to remind us what Christmas is really about.”

It was also said to be the perfect event to “really put us in the Christmas spirit.”

Jack Barber from the Fellowship said: “Interest in and excitement about the event already seems to be spreading around the town and we’re looking forward to welcoming many hundreds of visitors this year and giving everyone a taste of the first Christmas and reminding ourselves what it’s all about.”

A Walk Through Bethlehem takes place at Eskdale School tomorrow between 2pm and 7pm and on Sunday there is a Christmas Carol Service set among the Bethlehem scenery from 10.45am with the Sunday School nativity and mince pies.