Christmas at the Old Rectory

13 December 2020

Christmas Event at the Old Rectory Museum. December 11th 2010

‘This is the second year that the Museum has opened its doors for a special Victorian Christmas.  There were lots of activities for the visitors, with traditional games kindly supplied by Ernie and Sheila Miller proving popular, as always.

‘It was a real treat for those with an interest in crafts, as there was a variety of Christmas tree decorations to make: angels, birds, cornucopia filled with sweets, paper chains and oranges decorated with cloves.  The real fir tree looked magnificent.’*

‘It was a most enjoyable day; relaxing with carols, coffee and biscuits. Thanks to all who helped run the event.’

Diane Coppard

From: ‘Loughborough Archaeological & Historical Society Newsletter – Spring 2011.’

*It smelled magnificent, too!

The Old Rectory, Rectory Place, Loughborough, Winter 2012/2013. Photo K Mott
Volunteers go to great lengths to make the Christmas tree decorations as authentic to the Victorian era as possible. (Photo Dec 2009 by Alix of Lumiere Photography.)
Craft activities at Christmas at the Old Rectory Dec 2010
Ernie Miller shows a young visitor how to play one of the traditional games on display. Old Rectory, Dec 2009
Old friends pop by for a mince pie and a chat. Brian Williams was one of the volunteers who helped save the Old Rectory from being totally demolished in the 1960s. Dec 2009.