Join us for a nostalgic amble through some of the ways that Christmas used to be celebrated in the bad old days before the advent of the TV.
Terry Bounds - BCS Birmingham Co-Chair
18:00 - Event starts
20:00 - Event ends
Well, it’s not, is it? This year, there is increasing fuel and energy cost, potentially limited availability of toys, turkeys and (shock, horror!) pigs in blankets to contend with, along with the usual TV Christmas fare of endless repeats and unadulterated misery from the soaps (haven’t soap scriptwriters ever heard of the concept of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all people’?) and, if that is not enough, there is the eminence grise presence of COVID hovering in the background, poised to strike at a moment’s notice. Need I say more?
So, has it always been like this? Well, draw up a comfortable armchair in front of the laptop, arm yourself with a mince pie or two and a glass of mulled wine (or whatever takes your fancy, you haven’t got to drive home afterwards, have you?) and join with me for a nostalgic amble through some of the ways that Christmas used to be celebrated in the bad old days before the advent of the ubiquitous TV, supermarkets and Amazon.
Go on; I dare you to join me on Tuesday 14 December 2021 from 6.00 pm? It will be better than the 6 o’clock news!
About the speaker
Terry Bounds, head cook and bottle washer, general dogsbody, chief scapegoat and, if that were not enough hardship, back as co-chair of the BCS Birmingham Branch (after nearly managing to escape from us). For those interested in such things, he is married with three children and five grandchildren and, when not going into battle with that nefarious group called the committee, he is treasurer to his local church whose patron saint appears to be one Ebenezer Scrooge (you try getting money out of the congregation!), in other words, a glutton for punishment.
He has had a close interest in matters Christmas from an early age when he commented to his mother one Christmas Night - “Mum, that Father Christmas has our dad’s slippers on!”
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This event is brought to you by: BCS Birmingham branch