Uncover the ghosts of Christmas past

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A VICTORIAN Christmas tradition will be resurrected at Brodsworth Hall this weekend when guests gather for two nights of spooky storytelling.

On Friday and Saturday, visitors will have the unique experience of entering the house after dark and, once inside the candlelit hall, they can enjoy an evening of spooky tales told by expert re-enactor Kathy Hipperson, who is taking on the character of the Victorian owner of the hall.

“Some of the greatest ghost stories in literature were written in Victorian times, but few people are aware that the terrifying tales were frequently incorporated into Christmas celebrations rather than those of Halloween,” said organiser, Jon Hogan, of English Heritage.

The event runs from 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 for adults or £7 for concessions. The event is not suitable for children aged under 11, and parental caution is urged for under 16s. Places need to booked in advance by calling 01302 722598.