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Smaller numbers for Christmas in Queen’s Park

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 25 December 2016

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The foundation made a beautiful backdrop for the finely dressed folk in Queen’s Park. (Pictures by Nigel Browne)

THE CROWD WAS SMALLER than in the recent past but the enthusiasm among scores of people who made the trek to Queen’s Park for the traditional Christmas Morning in the Park gushed.

From 7 a.m. when the Royal Barbados Police Force Band struck the first note in its two-hour concert, there was a mood of enthusiasm among the initial modest group of people who had made their way to the Park from early morning church services.

But as the sound of the yuletide music was reaching a crescendo, the crowd was swelling.

It included many Barbadians who are home for the holidays, a few visitors and the ‘regulars’ who are sure to be found around the bandstand every Christmas morning.

Director Keith Ellis and his band treated their audience to a programme filled with variety. It showcased the singing talent of band members, but also afforded vintage performers Richard Stoute and soprano Ena Harvey the opportunity to share their melodious voices with the appreciative audience. (GC)

Entertainer Richard Stoute (right) singing to Mr and Mrs Claus. 

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This group was well-prepared for the traditional Christmas morning showers in Queen’s Park. 

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The horn section of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band.

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This family extended the Independence feeling into Christmas. 

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A young engineer helping out the Police Force Band in Queen’s Park. 

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All dressed up for Christmas. 

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