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Yuletide Tales

This is a collection of stories, poems and anecdotes with a festive theme. Our ‘Dickens at Christmas’ dramatised reading has been so popular, we have compiled this additional seasonal offering to entertain your club or society.

We invite you, among other things, to: discover some intriguing Christmas facts; consider the hazards of taking a Christmas bath; marvel at a Victorian recipe for hare soup; smile at Mrs Peerybingle's obstinate kettle; enjoy modern-day Christmas situations seen from two points of view; find out why Christmas Eve thieves couldn't stop sneezing; learn how to write our thank you letters.


What audience members have said:

  • “I really enjoyed the evening.”
  • I loved the one about the kettle.”
  • The scene with the younger and older couple rang a bell with me. ”
  • We especially enjoyed the reading of the carols.”
  • A very entertaining evening.”



Past Presentations and Future Bookings


All Saints Wives Group Fleet, Hampshire
Bedwyn History Society Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire
Bournemouth Tangent Club Bournemouth, Dorset
Bourne Valley Link Winterbourne Earls, Wiltshire
Bourne Valley Tuesday Club Winterbourne Dauntsey, Wiltshire
Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Tadley, Hampshire
Clatford Valley Gardening Club Upper Clatford, Hampshire
Cole Court Club Twickenham, Middlesex
Dragons Ladies Club Southbourne, West Sussex
Friendly Firs Ladies Club Burghfield Common, Berkshire
Friends of Mere Museum Mere, Wiltshire
Gosport Discovery Centre Gosport, Hampshire
Ladies Luncheon Club Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lymington Library Lymington, Hampshire
Phoenix Club Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire
Probus Waltham Priory Botley, Hampshire
Reading & District Welsh Society Earley, Berkshire
Salisbury Local History Group Salisbury, Wiltshire
St Anne's Church Fellowship Calmore, Hampshire
Surrey Staff Retirement Association Staines, Surrey
Tadley & District Retirement Group Tadley, Hampshire
Talkabout Woodfalls, Wiltshire
The Monday Group Purley, Surrey
TWG Basingstoke Basingstoke, Hampshire
U3A Andover Andover, Hampshire
U3A Carterton Carterton, Oxfordshire
U3A Chichester Chichester, West Sussex
U3A Emsworth and District Emsworth, Hampshire
U3A Fleet Fleet, Hampshire
U3A Hayling Island Hayling Island
U3A Liphook Liphook, Hampshire
U3A Odiham

Odiham, Hampshire

U3A Petersfield Petersfield, Hampshire
U3A Stubbington Stubbington, Hampshire
U3A Totton Totton, Hampshire
U3A Waterlooville Waterlooville, Hampshire
U3A Witney Witney, Oxfordshire
U3A Yateley & District Yateley, Hampshire
West End History Society West End, Hampshire
West Sussex Writers' Guild Worthing, West Sussex
WI Anton Group Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire
WI Beenham Evening Beenham, West Berkshire
WI Broad Chalke Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
WI Bromham Bromham, Wiltshire
WI California Wokingham, Berkshire
WI Camberley Diamond Camberley, Surrey
WI Charlton Charlton, Andover, Hampshire
WI Chazey Caversham, Berkshire
WI Denmead Belles Denmead, Hampshire
WI Godshill Godshill, Hampshire
WI Herriard and Lasham with Bentworth Herriard, Hampshire
WI Houghton Houghton, Hampshire
WI Jacob's Well Evening Jacob's Well, Surrey
WI North Waltham North Waltham, Hampshire
WI Rosehill Emmer Green, Berkshire
WI Sherfield on Loddon Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire
WI Tillingbourne Valley Wonersh, Surrey
WI Whiteparish Whiteparish, Wiltshire
WI Woosehill/Wokingham Wokingham, Berkshire