On 14th December 2017, the Tour Guides donned their historical character costumes again ...

Introduced in turn by the Town Crier were:

  • Esther Hammerton

  • Eadweard Muybridge

  • Lady in Waiting to

  • Queen Anne

  • Jerry Abershaw

  • Henry Shrubsole

  • Duchess of Clarence (Queen Adelaide)

  • Frank Bentall

  • King Athelstan

... before being presented to the Mayor of Kingston.

... while King Athelstan regaled the crowd with the story of how he became the first King of All England..

Picture courtesy of Karen Powell

Esther Hammerton described her role as Church Sexton as Eadweard Muybridge listened intently ...

Frank Bentall explained how the celebration of Christmas changed from the 1840's onwards ...

... while the large crowd enjoyed the Christmas lights in the Market Place.

Pictures by Susannah Cunningham

Kingston Tour Guides is a voluntary organisation;

we are partly funded by a grant from

the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

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