Victorian era is brought to life at Erddig Hall

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A NATIONAL Trust property was brought to life for a Victorian weekend which attracted more than 3,500 people.

The annual event at Erddig Hall country House was held on Saturday and Sunday and proved to be a huge success.

Visitors were able to step back in time and witness what life would have been like at the property during the Victorian era.

Highlights included a 19th century fire engine on site, penny farthing demonstrations, a ‘who done it’ activity in the main house, a brass band, a barrel organ, Punch and Judy and a printing press as well as Bagshot’s cabinet of curiosities.

Jill Burton, a spokesman for Erddig, said: “It was an extremely successful weekend, it’s been going for over 10 years and it’s ever popular. We were pretty happy with the number of people – some years it rains all day, so this year was great.”

The Regiment of the Third Foot Expedition Camp were present, re-enacting period warfare as Boer War-era soldiers, as were Victorian and Edwardian society Nostalgia Unlimited.

Also present were ‘Steam Punks’ – a society of fans who imagine what life would have been like if modern technology were invented by the Victorians using steam power.

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