GOLCAR residents are trying to revive yet another village tradition – the Golcar Sing.
Organisers who revived the Golcar Lily Day celebrations last year now want to bring back the annual Golcar Sing, which first took place in 1905.
The event will take place on May 11.
It will be similar to the Longwood Sing, which has been held each year for 134 years and hundreds of people join in with hymns and traditional songs.
Organisers do not know when the last Golcar Sing was held but they know it traditionally took place at the Golcar Cricket Field.
However, this year’s event will take place in the grounds of Manor Road School because a cricket match is scheduled.
There will be singers from local churches and community groups, as well as a band, to perform traditional hymns and selections from Handel’s Messiah.
Organisers are keen to find out more about the Golcar Sing’s history and are appealing for anyone with old programmes, photographs or memories to get in touch.
One of the team, Elaine Lonsdale, said: “We have a couple of photographs of the 1905 sing and programmes for later years and would really like to gather more information. We want the biggest gathering of local people we can get.”
For more information, contact her on 01484 642821.