The first Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend was held in 1994. Initially created to promote business in the village in the traditionally quiet period prior to Christmas, the event has been staged annually and has grown larger each year.
Typically held the first weekend in December, the event gives all visitors and residents the opportunity to dress up in traditional Victorian costume. The village also benefits from a flurry of Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths.
Andy Lowe, Bay Town Crier
The Victorian Weekend is organised by a group of hard-working volunteers who stage this weekend for the benefit of everyone, generating business for the local economy and hopefully raising money for local organisations. The Committee works very hard all year to stage this event.
The 2012 Victorian Weekend went ahead smoothly and the weather, although cold, the sun did shine and was kinder than the previous years. There were more indoor events for people to enjoy and a good weekend was had by all. We hope you can join us for the 2013 event.
Dates for the 20th Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend:
6th, 7th & 8th December 2013
Have a look at the Pearly King of Peckham's website for more information on his charitable work: www.pearlykingofpeckham.co.uk
Some members of the 2012 Victorian Weekend organising Committee
List of events for 2013 to include:
(More details will follow later in the year)
Art Exhibition & Sales - Treasure Hunt - Open Cottages - Tombola & Auction - Queen Victoria - Magic Lantern Show - Costume Competition - Christmas Stalls - Father Christmas - Street Entertainment - Christmas Lights - Museum - Guided Walks - Steel Drums & Saxophone - Victorian Geologists - Victorian Food & Drink - Alpaca display - hand bell ringers - Dr Busker (Victorian Entertainer - Bawdy songs & ballads)
Here are a few photos from the previous 2010/1/2 Events for you to enjoy.
If you would like any information on the Victorian Weekend, are interested in joining the volunteer Committee, or would like to help promote the weekend with an advert for your holiday cottage or business in the 2013 Victorian Weekend Programme please contact:
Mr Rob Rymer on 01947 880 021
Town Criers in Triplicate
John Brown and Queen Victoria