The Victorian   Strollers


 Dates of events and venues that we hope to attend in 2015/16 (in yellow boxes) and some that we probably wont be at but maybe you or others will.

Email us with the details of any other events that you think we might be interested in attending:

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Nikki's Dresses 
For Queen and Empire 
For Sale 

 Also check out these listings:

 2015 Events:

5-6 December

Dickensian Christmas, Rochester

Each year, the first weekend of December brings Victorian festivities to Rochester in the form of a Dickensian Christmas, where you can experience street entertainment, readings, songs and dance. You'll be captivated by Dickens' characters as you explore the literary journey that was the great writer's life. Each day there are parades through Rochester and the magnificent surroundings of Rochester Cathedral and Castle and guaranteed snowfall creates a charming scene!

A Christmas experience in the heart of the land of Dickens. In addition to the street entertainment, musicians and costumed characters perform around the festival area. Parades and processions and magical stalls offering a huge range of Christmas fare. The day is completed with a Carol Concert outside Rochester's magnificent Cathedral.

Among the highlights of this weekend's festival are a grand parade through the town at 1200 GMT on both days and a candlelit parade each day at 16:45 GMT.

A carol concert takes place at Boley Hill at 17:00 GMT each day, while children can visit Father Christmas in Rochester Castle Gardens throughout Saturday and Sunday.

The council is advising people to use public transport as it expects many visitors to the town, but a park and ride scheme has also been set up.


2016 Events:


The Medway Festival of Steam



  May T.B.C.


Victorian Costume sale

Venue: Princes Hall High Street Rochester

10am-3pm. Your chance to buy your outfit ready for the Christmas Dickens festival, or maybe sell those that have since shrunk and no longer fit you!


June T.B.C.

Rochester Dickens Festival, Rochester Kent

A spectacular event of colour, costume and entertainment. Thousands of visitors soak up the Victorian atmosphere, while parades make their way through central historic Rochester each day Newly commissioned theatrical and creative content planned to mark the bicentenary in Rochester.



11-19 June

Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration, ilfracombe Devon.

A week of Victorian events.

We warmly invite you to attend Ilfracombe Victorian Week from 11th to 19th June 2016 - and to enjoy almost 50 separate events over nine days - the largest and longest festival in North Devon



Broadstairs' 76th Dickens Festival. Broadstairs

Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place". In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author's first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then owner of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of 'David Copperfield' and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it. Thus the festival was born and, with the exception of the years of World War 2, has been held annually in the third week of June ever since.




Victorian Weekend  Isle of Wight Steam Railway Haven Street.

Isle of Wight.




Victorian Festival

in Llandrindod Wells. Wales.




Military Odyssey - Kent Show Ground, Detling, Kent, ME14 3JF

Not only the Country's Largest Multi-Period Living History Event, but now the Worlds largest event of its type with a huge collectors market with hundreds of traders.



Costermongers' Harvest Festival Parade London

A parade of a marching band, street traders ("Costermongers"),Pearly Kings and Queens and Victorian Characters from 1-3pm, starting at Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street EC2 London. This is followed by a harvest festival service at 3-4pm at St Mary Le Bow Church, Cheapside EC2.
A "harvest festival" is a thanksgiving ceremony, to give thanks after crops have been harvested successfully. It is a very old tradition. It usually takes place on a Sunday in September or early October. People collect food from their homes and take it to their churches or schools. The food is later given to poor or older members of the local community.




Victorian Costume sale

Venue: Princes Hall High Street Rochester

10am-3pm. Your chance to buy your outfit ready for the Christmas Dickens festival, or maybe sell those that have since shrunk and no longer fit you!




Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival




Victorian Festival of Christmas

Venue: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With its snow-covered street, seasonal carols, Father Christmas, Christmas shopping and cast of Victorian characters, this hugely popular event is a delightful trip to Christmas past for all the family.

Wander through the European-style shopping village, Victorian Street, Georgian colonnades and discover superb quality gifts, fine crafts, festive food and drink at the biggest Christmas market on the South Coast. 


Step back 150 years to celebrate Christmas with a cast of hundreds.  Meet a host of colourful Victorian characters such as Scrooge, Mr Bumble and Queen Victoria herself and join in with the new and novel bawdy music hall of Faginís Tavern.


Children will laugh at the traditional street and fairground entertainments and music lovers will delight in traditional Christmas carols and marching bands.



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