In the Bleak Midwinter - A Victorian Christmas in Nottingham

Milly Lawson

East Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £80 - £120
19th April 2021

It is commonly held, by those in the know, that the Victorians were the creators of the Christmas traditions we know and love today. But what were our Victorian ancestors here in Nottingham getting up to during the festive season?

Join Mildred Freeman, The Lady Historian, for In the Bleak Midwinter – A Victorian Christmas in Nottingham to discover all of Nottingham’s Yuletide gossip and goings-on. From festive viands to the panto, ice skating to worrisome carol singers, holly sellers to bangs of anticipation , allow Mildred to guide you through a Victorian Christmas in the city of Nottingham.

All talks are available on zoom and are presented in full Victorian costume live from Mildred's parlour!

Follow the link to watch this talks promo video on YouTube.

Evening Zoom talks are £80 for an hours talk with additional time given at the end for a Q and A session. Day time rates vary.


                        "Oh my word – you were just FABULOUS.
                         Wonderful. What a performance, what a voice!"

                       "A perfect pre-Christmas winter afternoon's entertainment."
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About Milly Lawson

With a passion for sharing history through story telling, songs and comedy Mildred Freeman was a character created by Milly Lawson whilst working at one of the last remaining music halls in the UK. With a background in heritage, education and as a professional cellist and performer, Milly researches, creates and delivers her history talks in an entertaining, insightful and (sometimes) very dramatic fashion.

Milly lives in Long Eaton, Nottingham with her loving husband (Mr Butler) and her young sons Ezra (the young squire) and Gideon (the young master). In her free time Milly can usually be found watching costume dramas whilst knitting and sipping hot coffee (or gin, depending on the time of the day).

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