Eathorpe Christmas Lights
From about the second week in December until just after New Year’s Day, Eathorpe becomes a veritable Christmas grotto, with just about every house displaying Christmas lights. Every evening, when darkness falls, Eathorpe Main Street becomes a little like Blackpool Promenade, full of families, usualy with young children attached. The fun is all provided freely by Eathorpe residents, although several houses will have charity collection points. We regularly raise over £2000 for selected charities.
For up to the minute news about the Christmas Lights, please look at our dedicated Facebook page.
Eathorpe Egg Rolling
This event is probably unique to Eathorpe! Every Easter Sunday, villagers (and friends, relations and former villagers) gather on the humpback bridge on the way out of the village. The children enter a decorated egg competition and the judging of this takes place firstof all. After the award of prizes, everyone walks to the top of Wappenbury Hill, each carrying a hard boiled egg. We all then proceed to roll these eggs down the hill. Very few survive to the bridge!
Afterwards everyone gathers at the village hall where there is a chocoloate egg hunt for the children, hot cross buns and tea for the adults and, finally, the raw egg throwing event. The picture gives an indication of the chaos of this event! But a fabulous time is had by all.
High Day Fridays
On the last Friday of every month, villagers get together in the Village Hall to enjoy a meal together. This is an informal event whose main purpose is to bring members of the village together for a catch up.
In the summer months, we usually have a barbecue and sit outside on our refurbished Hall patio. There can be few finer views in Warwickshire than looking out over the village orchard as the sun sets over Wappenbury.