The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

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Online Talk – Christmas Customs

Wednesday 8 December, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT


Bringing some festive cheer from Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to your home! Sit back with a mince pie and enjoy the Gaskell Society’s Anthony Burton’s talk about seasonal customs from Christmases past. The Victorians rediscovered many traditional customs, from wassail bowls and yule logs to mummers and boar’s heads. Anthony explores this ‘re-invention of Christmas’ and considers to what extent the Gaskells were caught up in it.