Stepping back in time to celebrate a Victorian Christmas

Date: 29/11/2018

Some of Gwynedd’s primary school children will have the opportunity to step back in time over the coming weeks to see how the Victorians celebrated Christmas.

The activities are being organised by Gwynedd Council’s archive and museum staff, as the children visit the Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy.

John Dilwyn Williams, an Education Officer for Gwynedd Council’s archives and museums services said: “The aim of the sessions is to give the children a flavour of what Wales was like during the late 19th century, and to step into the shoes of children from that period. They will be able see how children during the Victorian age celebrated Christmas by wearing old fashioned clothing and trying to prepare for Christmas.

“The children will visit the Highgate cottage, which was the childhood home of David Lloyd George, which has been furnished as it was when the former Prime Minister lived there between 1864 and 1880.

“Our hope is that the activities will bring the period’s history alive for the children and that this will spark the children’s interest in our history.”

As part of the activities which will be held at the Lloyd George Museum between 3 and 14 December, the children will have a chance to prepare a cloth wrapped Christmas pudding as well as create traditional craftwork with the artist, Marian Grace Jones.

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PHOTOGRAPHS:

1 – The Lloyd George in Llanystumdwy will host the Victorian Christmas sessions

2 – Some of the ingredients that will be awaiting the children to prepare the cloth wrapped Christmas pudding