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Victorian Farm Christmas in Shropshire

Victorian Farm Christmas in Shropshire

Following the success of 'Victorian Farm', Lion Television is making three more 60 minute programmes looking at the lives of 19th century farmers, to be broadcast on BBC 2 at Christmas 2009

Filmed in and around the Acton Scott Estate in Shropshire, 'Victorian Farm'
saw three experts, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn, running a
small farm for one year using 19th century tools and techniques. Now Ruth,
Peter and Alex will return to the Estate to tackle an array of new farming
tasks; explore life in the wider working countryside; and discover in depth
how the Victorians created the celebration of Christmas as we know it today
- from Greetings Cards and Christmas Carols to the rich array of festive
food they put on the table.

There will also be an accompanying 'Make Your Own Victorian Christmas'
website on featuring 25 festive projects that you or your family
can do at home. Each one will have step by step instructions, a presenter
led video to guide you and beautifully designed print out guides and

Commenting, Rupert Acton from Acton Scott Farm said, "I am delighted to be welcoming the Victorian Farm team back to the Acton Scott estate this summer to film a Christmas series.  This successful programme has been very well received locally and nationally, and has
already resulted in a huge increase in visitors to the estate, including its holiday properties and our popular Historic Working Farm - in addition to its very positive impact on tourism in the South Shropshire region."

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Date Posted: 30th June 2009

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