Derbyshire Life - - People -

By the time you read this we will have opened our Christ­mas event for the two fi­nal week­ends of Novem­ber and the first in De­cem­ber. This year we are turn­ing Tiss­ing­ton Hall into the fan­tas­ti­cal world of Nev­er­land with Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker­bell, Cap­tain Hook, The Lost Boys and that croc­o­dile… What has ex­er­cised David Walker and his mag­nif­i­cent team most in dress­ing the Hall is: how large a can­non can you put on a pi­rate ship? The galleon that is The Jolly Roger car­ries Hook and his das­tardly ship­mates around the is­lands in the story but should the can­non be the size of a loo roll tube or rather big­ger? On a walk in the fields with the dogs Fiona and I hap­pened upon the much heav­ier big­ger card­board rolls that serve the wrap­ping on silage bags! To my mind these were much more the how­itzer-size that I had en­vis­aged on this plun­der­ing sea­far­ing ves­sel! Come and see what we did and trans­port your­self to the world of JM Bar­rie’s 1911 novel.

See www.tiss­ing­ton­ for full de­tails.

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