CHILDREN from a village school have experienced a Victorian Christmas at a 600-year-old hall.

Pupils from Turton and Edgworth CE/Methodist Primary visited Turton Tower.

The children from Year 6 had been studying the Victorians and the class decided to visit to experience a Victorian Christmas for themselves, while following current Covid-safety guidelines.

Teacher Mrs Brierley said: “The class had a lovely time learning about different aspects of Christmas for the Victorians, and they were especially pleased to meet Father Christmas too!”

Turton Tower is a manor house of historical importance in Chapeltown, North Turton, managed by Blackburn with Darwen Council. It’s been evolving over the last 600 years, fom a stone tower house in the 1400s to the home of the Tudor Orrell and, later, the Victorian Kay Families.

Turton Tower’s Education Officer, Ally Hodgson, said: “We are delighted that schools are visiting Turton Tower again. It was wonderful for our education staff to hear the joyous voices of excited children resounding throughout the building once more."