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A traditional Christmas at Milntown

GETTING READY: Staff and volunteers are preparing for a Victorian Christmas at Milntown. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP121116 (10).

GETTING READY: Staff and volunteers are preparing for a Victorian Christmas at Milntown. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP121116 (10).

STAFF and volunteers are preparing for a Victorian Christmas at Milntown.

Volunteers will be dressed in costume and talking to guests about Victorian Christmases on December 1 and 2 for an hour at midday, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Vicky Crellin, events and fundraising co-ordinator for the house and estate near Ramsey, said: ‘The thing about our volunteers is that we plant a seed and then they just run with it.

‘They came up with so many good ideas.’

Mince pies will be made on site and there will be other refreshments and activities for children.

‘We had an Edwardian Christmas last year.’ said Vicky. ‘It was fantastic. The guests loved it.’

She added that the original plan had been to have a Dickensian Christmas, but that they had decided to broaden the idea.

The Milntown estate was created in the early 16th century when John McCrystyn, who was a Deemster between 1511-1535 merged his Altadale Estate, in nearby Glen Auldyn, with an adjoining estate and renamed the complete holding Milntown.

It is now run as a not-for-profit organisation, which would like to raise money to create more attractions.

Entrance is £7.50 per person. Book on 812321. The restaurant’s number is 818091.

 

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