Meeting mummers and ghosts of Christmases past
MORE than 600 people flocked to a traditional Chilterns Christmas at the Chiltern Open Air Museum this month.
Organisers said it was an exciting and fun packed weekend despite the inclement weather.
Families loved meeting Father Christmas in his Victorian grotto in a restored High Wycombe Toll House.
Georgian re-enactors provided a traditional flavour with Christmas School, mummers’ plays and festive recipes from the time, culminating in na a Christmas Feast inn Leagrave Cottage.
World famous Victorian author Charles Dickens even made an appearance, reading from his novella A Christmas Carol.
A variety of Christmassy crafts kept ept the kids entertained, and with festive music around the museum’s Village Green and historic buildings decorated traditionally with greenery, it was said to be a spectacular early celebration of Christmas cheer.
The museum is now closed for the winter with the season re-opening for Easter on Good Friday – March 25.
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At Chiltern Open Air Museum