A huge thank you to everyone who helped at out Lohri Festival today. What a great way to start the year, with fires, good food, beautiful lanterns and dohl drumming. Special thanks to the members of the Punjabi community who did us proud with the food. Thanks also to the Windmill volunteers who helped prepare the site, and to them, Groundwork staff and Gateway to Nature for helping us to make the beautiful lanterns that were on display.
Just a reminder that the fires we lit all used wood gathered on site which comes from a sustainable coppice rotation system we run on site. That means we can stay warm without adding to Carbon Dioxide in the environment, because we only burn wood that is being replaced by natural growth of wood from the coppice.
Here are some photos of the greatest hits of the afternoon.
|Our dohl drummers did a grand job|
|Lots of lovely food, wrapped up and keeping warm|
|Drumming around the fire|
|A gorgeous day was followed by an equally lovely sunset|
|Time to light the lanterns|