The rain had relented in time for everyone to make their way to St Cyr's Church Sunday evening for a fine concert in aid of the Cotswold Canals Trust.
Following an introduction by Jim White, the Cotswold Canal Singers provided an entertaining and up to date report of the canal's restoration in their Canal Wassail!
The Major Pipework Recorder Consort and local harpist, Jemima Phillips, also featured in the programme which included two Christmas Carols in which the audience could participate. A pause half way through provided time to chat and take refreshments at the back of the church.
It was unfortunate that Val Kirby, who had done so much to organise and promote the concert had gone down with a bug and could not attend. All went very well, although concluding by singing 'We wish you a merry Christmas' was slightly strange. Now, was that late, or very early?