Christmas Social – LIz Davies: A Victorian Christmas in Huntingdonshire followed by the Society’s Celebrated Christmas Social

December 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, Huntingdon
David Smith

Sadly we have no musical entertainment planned this year (though we are still open to offers). But, Liz, now retired from the St Neots Museum has kindly offered to give us an insight, drawn from her long experience as a curator there and previously in Peterborough, into how our predecessors coped with Christmas before there was any Royal Broadcast or repeats of Doctor Who to watch. Did they eat turkey, goose or was it just bread and dripping? Did the devout or not so devout Anglicans stagger out of the pub to the midnight mass? Did the temperate noncoms look up from reading their bibles?

We want to make this event somewhat interactive. Come readt to share some family tales and recollections of your own or your relatives Christmas celebrations. (No tales of Oliver Cromwell’s Christmas humbug allowed!!)

Afterwards we shall join in our usual social that for many of us fires the starting pistol for the festive season

NO CHARGE this year, and no need to book, just turn up on the night suitably attired to match the christmas spirit, but we will invite donations for drinks.