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Friday, 19 December 2014
13:32 | Posted by Caroline Cox | | Edit Post
|The (Old) Exchange|
With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will be shopping and cooking for family gatherings. and feeling pushed for time.
Spare a thought then, for the people involved behind the scenes at Sir T.W. White's ball in Nottingham in February 1849.
Held at The (Old) Exchange, Nottingham, it involved enormous floristry displays, lace draped to imitate a tent and the most able ball room band in the country.
The two hundred and fifty plus guests arrived at 9pm, dancing began at 10pm and continued until 5am the following morning. During this time the guests had access to the Refreshment Room, which offered wines, liquors, confectionery and fruits.
In addition to this The Supper Room offered the following:
This makes Christmas lunch for ten pale into insignificance!
Picture Credit: http://nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/nottinghams-old-market-square/
Newspaper Credit: 08 February 1849 - Nottinghamshire Guardian - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England