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Publications: The Keeping of Christmas 1760-1840


The Keeping of Christmas
By Peter Brown MBE, former Director of York Civic Trust

£8.00
Softback, 40 pages, 8 colour, 11 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 948 939 08 7

Celebrating at Christmas time has a long tradition and this booklet concentrates on the period 1760-1840. Peter Brown provides descriptions and assesses the activities, table displays and decorations of our forebears.  He uses evidence from estate papers, diaries and family correspondence, including the rich archive of the Fairfax family.

At Christmas, Fairfax House has special events and is decorated ready for Georgian celebrations.  Why not visit at Christmas time?

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