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Christmas Eve Torchlight Procession - Bonfire and Carol Singing

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The Torchlight Procession and Carol Singing is a long established Christmas Eve event.

Two separate processions start at the Railway bridge in Goring and The Coombe in Streatley and meet around a large bonfire at Streatley Recreation Ground to celebrate Christmas with a Carol Singing Service.

The Torchlight Procession has become a very popular event with people coming from miles around.

Thousands of local residents and friends, equipped with lit torches, converge on the bridge across the River Thames to create a breathtaking sight with over half a mile of twinkling torches.

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Photographs courtesy of Ron Bridle, Phil Robson & John Douglass.

Typical arrangements for the  Goring & Streatley
Christmas Eve Procession

The processions to the Streatley Recreation Ground for Bonfire and Carol Singing start from the following areas at 6 pm:

Goring: Junction of High Street & Red Cross Road
Proceed towards Streatley; immediately after the river bridge turn right through the Swan Hotel car park, then follow track to the Recreation Ground.

Streatley: Top of the Coombe
At the bottom of the High Street, turn left into Church Lane, then proceed to the Recreation Ground.

Torches:  available from Goring Hardware and Westholme Store.

A collection for charity, including the Sue Ryder Home at Nettlebed, is taken at the conclusion of the event, at exits to the Recreation Ground.

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