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Rochester Dickens Festival 2011

Wow, what a weekend!

Victorian Strollers take Mr & Mrs Rochester this year! Congratulations to Rob winning Mr Rochester, and our new member Francesca taking the Mrs Rochester title.

We also took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the characture competition!

Francesca winning 1st Place as 'The infant phenominon - Miss Nineta Crummles' from Nicholas Nickleby

Lou taking 2nd place as 'The aging parent - Mr Wemmick senior' from Great Expectations

Tc & Kris getting 3rd as 'Old Joe and son'  from A Christmas Carol

And as if Francesca didn't win enough, she also won Best Victorian home made costume first entry!

Well done to all.


Louise Copsey

Following the untimely passing of Louise, one of our most valued members, The committee for the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival have agreed to have a memorial cup named after her as a prize for one of their competitions.. More details to follow.


Midsomer Murders

Watch out for us on Midsomer Murders! The writers have written an episode especially for us to appear in. Series 13 Episode 6 The Noble Art, with stars including John Nettles, Camille Coduri (Dr Who)and Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Carribean). We are now considered offical Supporting Artistes to the TV industry! Ask for our autographs at our next event.


Dickens World

Following our visit to Dickens World for the Hoi Polli Ball, The Victorian Strollers have been invited to attend Dickens World and help entertain the visitors. Look out for us there throughout 2010.


llandrindod wells victorian festival 2008

A good start to the week by Chloe winning the title of Miss Llandrindod! Charlie came third in the Master Llandrindod competition too! Pictures to follow.

We had a good turn out again this year. Something like 13 of us there on the first weekend! With a few interested possible new recruits too!


Strollers on tv!

Finally we  have made our acting debut. Some of our members have taken part in filming for a new BBC production possibly to air later on this year.

The production costume department are reported to have said how impressed they were with the standard and authenticity of the costumes worn by our members. Hopefully more will come of it.




Visit Irvins Amusements for your Victorian Fun Fair requirements.


It is with deep regret and much sadness that the year should start with the news that Barry Cowles one of our members from Hull has passed away after recent surgery in hospital. Our condolences go to his wife Jacqui and his family. I am told that his funeral will be very much in the Victorian style ending very much in the style that he most enjoyed.


llandrindod wells victorian festival 2007

Congratulations to TC Knight for winning the Mr Llandrindod competition, his son for coming third in the Master Llandrindod competition, Linda for winning most appropriately dressed for Henley, Jacqui from Hull for winning Mrs Llandrindod, and Louise Copsey for winning best dressed Lady on Thursday. Another Victorian Stollers victory!



Somehow Jim and Maureen went up against Gordon and Angela on a Victorian Special Bargain Hunt!

Victorian Strollers Angela and Gordon Fielding and Jim and Maureen Samuels at the sale part filmed at Cambridge - guess who was the Red Team and who was Blue.

All will be explained on TV how Gordon broke his arm.  Readers are not allowed to know who won until the broadcast.

llandrindod wells victorian festival

Congratulations to the Knight family for winning the Best dressed man, and Best dressed family competitions. Although the weather was a bit wet, by all accounts the week was very successful. Much fun was had by all the Victorian Strollers that attended in force this year. We will be back next year. Lots of photos of our members in the Llandrindod papers.

Dickens World

 The Dickens world website is now up and running. Opening planned for April 2007.

Rochester Dickens Festival 2006

Jim Won first prize for his outfit of Colonel, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. in the Best Dressed Victorian Gentleman (Home made) Competition. Steve Took second place with his Major 17th Lancers Home service uniform. I Guess that as Steve made both uniforms, you could say he got 1st and 2nd place in the same competition!

Congratulations to Lou for winning Best Dickens Character as Mr Smallweed from Bleak House. A shining example of not letting a disability get in the way of enjoying life. Lou has Motor Neurone syndrome and has changed his Character to suit his current medical condition.


Bleak House

Excellent new BBC TV series. Check out their Website for great costume ideas etc.

the rising ballad of mangal pandey

Check out this new film set during the Indian Mutiny 1857. At last a film to follow Zulu, Zulu Dawn, and the Four Feathers! Or maybe not?

Click here for the official website:


Littlehampton carnival

Steve, Beckie and the children, with a special guest member for the day- Louise, decided to enter the Littlehampton Carnival, which this year had the theme 'Moments in history'. A rather appropriate theme for what we do. To narrow our moment down a bit Steve wore his lancer officer outfit 1879. This brought us to the Zulu war. To appropriately include the 'Civilians' we decided to go with 'The Zulu war, The Homecoming'.

We were entered into the Walking group class, and were judged the Best walking group. Not bad going as we were also the smallest group by far.

The trophy is now in pride of place in our display cabinet!


 Rochester Dickens Festival

Congratulations to our newest members, as Annick wins the competition for the Best Dressed Victorian Lady’s Home-made Costume.




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