10th Aug, 2020

A Merry Victorian Christmas weekend in store at Redditch Forge Mill fayre

Ross Crawford 27th Nov, 2018

REDDITCH’S Forge Mill Museum hosts a Victorian Fayre this weekend, December 1-2.

Visitors will be able to see a Victorian blacksmith at work, while from 3pm to 7.30pm on Saturday there will be a traditional Victorian organ grinder and fire juggler too.

Meanwhile on Sunday ‘Shout out History’ will have a display about Victorian times and its Christmas traditions.

There will be lots to see and do on both days with the Victoria Silver Band, traditional carols with Indigo Arts and mulled wine and chestnuts.

And of course there will be lots to browse and buy at more than 20 craft stalls.

Councillor Mike Rouse, Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and tourism, said: “This year’s festivities at Forge Mill promise a real treat.

“Of course there’s lots for kids and adults to see and do, and this year for the first time it’ll go into Saturday evening too.”

Entry is £1 for adults and children go free, and if you want to pay to see Father Christmas, he will be in his grotto from 3pm until 7pm on Saturday and 11am until 3pm on Sunday.

You can also pay to take part in making a candle in the children’s craft area.

For information on this and other events, see www.forgemill.org.uk.

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitors Centre is one of the Redditch Borough Council venues that will be operated by Rubicon Leisure, the borough council’s new leisure company, from December 1. To find out more visit www.redditchbc.gov.uk/rubiconleisure.

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