The 12 days of Christmas… 1842

In 1842 the popular Christmas tune, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ was ever so slightly different to what we know of it today. As we are hosting a Victorian Christmas we thought we’d take inspiration from the song recorded by James O Halliwell and create a tree trail…

Charlecote_Christmas Tree Trail 2015

Dotted around the site you’ll find 12 festive trees, each taking one of the ‘days’. Here’s just a peek for you…

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A partridge in a pear tree…

a partridge in a pear tree

Two Turtle Doves…

two turtle doves_12 days of Christmas tree

Three French hens…

3 french hens_12 days of Christmas

Four Canary birds…

4 canary birds_12 days of Christmas tree

Five Gold Rings…

5 gold rings_12 days of Christmas

Six geese a laying…

Decorating the tree at Charlecote_ 6 geese laying

Seven Swans Swimming…

swan on the tree at Charlecote

Eight ladies dancing…

eight ladies dancing tree

Nine Lords a leaping…

Charlecote Library_12 Days of Christmas

Ten Ships Sailing…

10 ships_12 days of Christmas

Eleven Ladies spinning…

ladies spinning Christmas tree at Charlecote

Twelve Bells a ringing…

12 bells ringing_12 days of Christmas tree

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Pick up the map from reception on one of our ‘Christmas at Charlecote’ 2015 event days to discover them all.

Our thanks to everyone who has helped decorate Charlecote, especially those volunteers who have spent many extra hours making, sourcing and putting up decorations. We couldn’t do it without them!

Christmas volunteers

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