Here is a picture of the Georgian 1740's outfit that I wore on Easter Sunday, complete with clocked stockings, beaver felt tricorn and brown tie wig.
I received over 40 hall costume tokens...
That evening ( and after I had changed back into jeans and T-shirt) I took part in a programme item of sketches. My part of this was to demonstrate the Builders' Tea Ceremony ( as dating back to the Mid eighteenth century), which I had written.
The Ceremony was presided over by the Foreman ( or Gaffer), who served tea to the Lag ( or Old Lag) and the Lad ( or , in our case, the Lass). The ceremony was full of ritual phrases , the correct was to rotate the teapot, how to stir your tea ( with the handle of a fork) and the correct procedure for dunking and eating a biscuit.
We had great fun performing it and it seemed to go over well.
Our journey back on Monday was better than the journey up, but marred somewhat by Teddy getting a bad stomach upset from something he ate at a cafe we stopped at for lunch , resulting in me having to make a couple of emergency stops on the hard shoulder for him to be ill.
Still, once it was out, he felt a lot better and was OK for the last bit of the journey.
Until next time