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Traditional Christmas: How our British traditions of the Christmas season came about


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What are your traditions at Christmas time?

We all have our own traditions that have originated from generations before us and have been passed on. From attending Church for Midnight Mass, to decorating trees and our houses. Carols by candlelight, advent calendars and the food we eat. But where did some of the main Christmas Traditions come from? Where have they originated from and why do we do them?

Find out more, in this festive talk, presented online by Bob Massey, about our Christmas Traditions and get yourself in the Christmas mood.

Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Time: 7pm start for an hour’s talk (approx) and time for questions afterwards.

Tickets: members pay £5, non-members £7

Notes on the speaker:

Bob Massey is a retired Theatre Consultant and Lighting Designer. He has spent 50yrs planning performance spaces and shows throughout the world and for many years he was also Technical Manager of a Theatre in Nottingham.

He is a Historian, Lecturer and a member of History, Cinema, Theatre and Aircraft research groups and societies. He’s also Chairman and a Trustee of the Nottinghamshire Local History Association.

He is a qualified further education tutor who for over 40yrs has been teaching Local History, Theatre and aircraft historical subjects on courses around the country and he regularly writes articles on these subjects for magazines and trade publications. He has also published 8 books.

As well as talks to groups, various organisations and companies he conducts courses, history walks and talks in the pub on a regular basis.