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Plans for Old Glossop Victorian Christmas
Wednesday 7th October 2015 @ 14:38 by Becky Cahill

Villagers in the oldest part of Glossop are already thinking of mulled wine and roast chestnuts.

Old Glossop has just unveiled plans for its annual Victorian Christmas.

Dave Scanlon, who helps organise the annual helping of festive fun, is promising a traditional family festival.

He said: “The atmosphere of Old Glossop village brings feelings of nostalgia for a by-gone age, so what better place to host a Victorian Christmas event.”

Running from 2-6pm on Sunday, December 6, expect to hear Glossop Christmas stories, live music and bell ringing, smell roast chestnuts, taste mulled wine and seasonal treats and see a candlelit tree, a crib and traditional dancing.

The ringing of bells at around 3.30pm will be followed by a lantern parade and carol service, while the tree is decorated by local school children.

After the hugely successful Victorian Christmas last year, community groups were eager to run another.

It will be a grand start to the Christmas season with Victorian festivities taking place in the streets of the historic village.

Local craftspeople and businesses will be selling unique and original gifts, while entertainers provide
music and dancing amongst the stalls.

Cllr Paul Hardy said: “It’s great to see so many community groups working together on this – that’s what Christmas is all about!

“Old Glossop is the perfect back-drop for a Victorian event.”

Entry is free but there will be the opportunity to donate to help cover the costs.

Any profits will be split between the foodbank to support local people in crisis over Christmas and Old Glossop Residents’ Association.

Any local businesses that would like to book a stall should email [email protected] or ring Paul Bohan on 01298 214926.