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2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:40:53 AM »
Coming up December 3-4th, 2011 the 38th Annual Dickens on The Strand festival where bobbies, Beefeaters and the Queen herself will be on hand to recreate the Victorian London of Charles Dickens.
http://www.galveston.com/dickensonthestrand/
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 10:43:47 AM »
Was that bobbies or boobie Zardoz?
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 09:22:34 PM »
 Just giving this a bump since it's coming up next week. Hope to see ya' there!  ;D
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 09:56:19 PM »
Working on putting an era appropriate outfit together.

Just bought a (new) Top Hat, and (used) Tail Coat, Shirt, and Vest.

Already had some black pants and black shoes.

Still need to pick up a Bow Tie or Cravat, and possibly some Spats (since my shoes are modern lace-up type, rather than having buttons).


Hopefully it won't be in the 80's or 90's °F!  Starting out in the 60's, and rising into the 70's would be nice.


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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 09:57:42 PM »
Mr and Mrs Hyde will be there Saturday.
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 09:17:47 AM »
I'm usually in for Dickens, but this year it isn't to be... perhaps next year will be better for me to get there!
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 09:34:12 AM »
Giving this a bump since it's coming up in a few days, Hope to see ya' there!

http://www.khou.com/news/neighborhood-news/Galveston-Dickens-on-The-Strand-expands-134565118.html

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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 09:11:53 AM »
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 10:12:18 AM »
Saturday was great.  I wasn't there Sunday.  I got about 300 pictures Saturday that I will get posted as quick as I can.
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 10:13:35 AM »
As I understand it from my friend who lives down there, Sunday was a rain out. I hope they had good crowds on Saturday though, so nobody had to take a loss.
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Re: 2011 Dickens on the Strand Festival
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 11:23:28 PM »
It did rain a bit Sunday morning, but it slacked off by noonish. Plenty of folks showed up eventually, so I wouldn't term it a 'rain out'. Just like at faire, the diehards and the prepared made the best of it. But as has been said, there were very good crowds on Saturday, so hopefully the vendors did OK.



If Her Majesty could deal with the weather, I certainly could ! My adaption on Sunday was to trade the balmoral for a flat cap, and my stick for an umbrella. 
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