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Georgian family fun day

PUBLISHED: 18:33 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:38 03 July 2010

Family fun day

Family fun day

WIGS, breeches and bonnets were back in fashion for a Georgian family fun day at Nelson's Monument.

The 18th century style mixed with the usual holiday wear during the fun day at the monument on Great Yarmouth's South Denes last Friday.

WIGS, breeches and bonnets were back in fashion for a Georgian family fun day at Nelson's Monument.

The 18th century style mixed with the usual holiday wear during the fun day at the monument on Great Yarmouth's South Denes last Friday.

The East Norfolk Militia provided a flavour of military life from Nelson's day and the New Scorpion Band played Georgian music in period dress. Younger visitors enjoyed face painting, ship making and Georgian toys, baton twirling and fire eating along with a variety of other entertainment provided by the clown and his assistant.

The family fun day commemorated the anniversary of the laying of the monument's foundation stone in 1817.

Norfolk Nelson Museum curator Faith Carpenter, said: "Our fantastic team of monument guides really worked hard to create a fun, successful day and they all really enjoyed it. To see the children's delight as they watched the Punch and Judy or the East Norfolk Militia made it all worthwhile for them."

The free event was arranged by the museum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the restoration of the pillar in 2005.

There is a last chance to take in the fantastic views from the top of the column on Saturday and Sunday September 20 and 21.

Only a few places are left to make the climb and tickets can be booked online at www.nelson-museum.co.uk.


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