A Christmas Dickens would have been proud of

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Olivia Maloney (10 Months) is seeing Father Christmas with Mum & Dad Ange Cowley and Steve Maloney ANL-151214-122925001
A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Olivia Maloney (10 Months) is seeing Father Christmas with Mum & Dad Ange Cowley and Steve Maloney ANL-151214-122925001
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Kentwell Hall was in full festive spirit this weekend... Dickensian Christmas spirit that is.

The Long Melford stately home hosted a weekend of Victorian Christmas magic, with Charles Dickens story tellers including Victorian illusions, a very special period Father Christmas and Victorian characters throughout the home and grounds.

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. The Household relaxing ANL-151214-122852001

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. The Household relaxing ANL-151214-122852001

Despite the cold and wet weather, around 400 visitors were entertained with plenty to do and see.

“We think it went pretty well and the public seemed to have a really good time which is what it’s all about,” said Patrick Phillips, who owns the house with his wife Judith.

Among the many attractions were the Victorian music hall and tavern and the chance to ‘look through the cupboard’.

The Professor’s home in the recent The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film was based on Kentwell Hall.

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Visitors with the cooks ANL-151214-122903001

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Visitors with the cooks ANL-151214-122903001

Kentwell’s Magical Christmas continues this weekend.

For tickets or for more information call 01787 310207.

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. The Daughter of the House and a visitor. ANL-151214-122838001

A Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. The Daughter of the House and a visitor. ANL-151214-122838001