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Victorian Christmas Games

Sunday 8 December, 2019, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

A lunchtime talk by The Gaskell Society’s Anthony Burton.

Forfeits…Snap Apple…Musical Fright: just a selection of the curious Christmas games played around the Victorian fireside during the festive season! Join Anthony as he discusses weird and wonderful Victorian Christmas parlour games – with the chance for you to join in the fun too!

Treat yourself to a mince pie and a warming mulled wine in the cosy Tea Room too!

Entry included in your house entry ticket.


Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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0161 273 2215

As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.