Open days draw the crowds

GALLERY Christchurch Mansion hosted a day of Victorian fun on Sunday as part of Suffolk's Heritage Open Days.

CHRISTCHURCH Mansion hosted a day of Victorian fun on Sunday as part of Suffolk's Heritage Open Days.

Visitors had a go at doing the washing 'Victorian style', using a dolly, copper and carpet beater.

On the lawn in front of the mansion were traditional Victorian games to enjoy and there was also a chance to meet the Fonnereau family maid and hear her stories.

All the events were free and included demonstrations of some traditional Victorian crafts including crochet and tatting.

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