Enjoy a Victorian Christmas

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A South Yorkshire tourist attraction is giving visitors the chance to celebrate Christmas like the Victorians.

Elsecar Heritage Centre in Barnsley is hosting a festive weekend of fun this Saturday and Sunday designed to capture the spirit of the era.

Visitors can try their hand at Christmas cracker making, painting their own toys, preparing homemade liquorice and experiencing a host of other Victorian traditions from 10am to 4pm each day.

On top of the activities there will be brass band music, entertainers, and a 19th-century-style flower seller to add to the authentic feel.

The weekend will also be used to unveil a new piece of work from local artist David Walker-Barker documenting the history of coal mining in the area.

David said: “The work has resulted from the collaboration between myself and retired coal miner Frank Burgin.

“The projected images have been compiled using the artworks of the artist and photographs from Frank Burgin’s extensive collection.”