sTROLLERS ON BARGAIN HUNT!
Somehow Jim and Maureen went up against Gordon and Angela on a soon to be
aired Victorian Special Bargain Hunt!
Picture of Bargain Hunt to be screened in September
- Watch for further details!
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.
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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.
The Dickens world website is now up and running. Opening planned for April
Rochester Dickens Festival
Please Help. On Saturday 3 June
Steve's Fuji Finepix S5000 digital
camera was stolen off of the back of Charlie's wheelchair, at the Rochester Dickens
Festival, whilst Steve was watching the Competitions in the Arena, in the Castle
grounds. Consequentially, we have no pictures of the events that day. If you
have any pictures of the day's events please email them to us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Any news as to the location of the camera would be
nice. A reward is available.
On a more positive note, 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.
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It never ceases to amaze me that local councils would rather hire our their
facilities to private paying customers rather than supporting their local
community, for events that undoubtedly bring vast tourist trade into their
It would appear that this years main events - Balls and dances etc will be
held on weekdays instead of the weekends! This is because the council can
apparently charge more for a weekend booking than a weekday. Lets just hope that
no-one books the Pavilion at those two weekends and that they effectively shoot
themselves in the foot. Apparently they wanted to charge the festival £700 per
day instead of previous years £650 per week! Now that is inflation busting
And what about the new laws on street performers! Public liability insurance
(to protect people against the likely dangers of Morris dancers etc wielding
lethal sticks, musical instruments and the like) and performing rights licenses
at something like £23 per performance!
(These are my views and not those of the Victorian Strollers
or the Llandrindod Wells Festival Committee. ed.)
State Ball Monday 21st August
Grand Ball Friday 25th August.
There will be the usual Costume sale, Tea dance etc. Afternoon events in the
Pavilion and in and around Town. Possibly more street events and parades.
Rumour has it that there may be a 'Trooping of the Colour' Victorian style,
attended by The 1879 Group.
Contact details for the festival: