Visitors gather to watch Uncle Tacko's Flea Circus
Visitors get up close to Jerry the shire horse
This plate spinner wowed the crowds
Victorian attractions were on display
Glynn Trevor feels Geoff Bennett's long arm of the law
Visitors enjoyed the musical entertainment
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VISITORS to Erddig Hall were transported back in time for a Victorian-themed celebration.
More than 2,500 people turned out for the annual event, where Queen Victoria herself made a guest appearance, and Professor David Oxley’s Palace of Curiosities held the audience in awe.
Highlights included a 19th century fire engine, Uncle Tacko’s Flea Circus and a children’s Victorian costume parade.
There was also fairground rides, Punch and Judy, music from a brass band and Victorian games like croquet. Property manager Jamie Watson said: “It was a fantastic weekend with a great atmosphere.
“Uncle Tacko’s Flea Circus was a new addition to the line-up and it went down very well.
“Despite the weather a good time was had by all.”
This year marks the centenary of the last photograph taken of the servants on the West Front steps.
Visitors were given the unique opportunity to pose in costumes with props on the West Front for their own special memento of the day.
Shire horses were dressed for the occasion and offered carriage rides.
Visitors to the National Trust property were also invited to learn how to weave a basket, and solve the mystery of the stolen brooch
Erddig volunteer Pat Roberts made her own outfit for the occasion .
Queen Victoria is the UK’s longest reigning monarch. She reigned for 63 years from 1837-1901.
Famous Victorian statesmen and politicians include Sir Robert Peel, William Gladstone, Benjamin Disraeli and Lord Salisbury.
The most famous Victorian inventions include the telephone, radio, vacuum cleaner and sewing machine.
The population of Great Britain doubled from 16 million to 37 million during the Victorian era.
Two million servants were recorded in the 1891 census.