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Victorian Christmas at Milntown

ENTERTAINING TIME: Pictured (left) Lieutenant Colonel Sir Paul Hatton and Lady Julie Hatton entertain in the drawing room. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP121202 (66).

ENTERTAINING TIME: Pictured (left) Lieutenant Colonel Sir Paul Hatton and Lady Julie Hatton entertain in the drawing room. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP121202 (66).

A VICTORIAN Christmas at Milntown house in Lezayre was enjoyed by guests young and old alike.

The event took place over the first weekend in December.

There were three hour-long sessions both on the Saturday and Sunday for guests to get a taste of a traditional Victorian Christmas.

Volunteers dressed in Victorian period costume gave a real sense of the occasion with one of the volunteers playing carols on the organ.

Guests enjoyed browsing around the ground floor of the house, and tucked into mince pies and mulled wine.

Children were able to go into the Milntown kitchen to do crafts, which involved the boys making peg doll soldiers and the girls peg doll angels. They also made Christmas cards and snowflakes.

‘It was extremely well attended; we had some positive feedback,’ said Vicky Crellin, events and fundraising co-ordinator at Milntown.

She added: ‘Everyone came together and sang some Christmas carols.’

Milntown has been left in trust for the benefit of the Manx people and offered this fun experience in the run up to Christmas. Last year Milntown offered the Edwardian Christmas experience.

Meanwhile, a Spice Night is being held in the Milntown restaurant on Saturday, December 22.

The dishes will feature flavours from around the world.

Reservations only, phone 818091.

 

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