|Carol Singers William Gunning King|
The Victorian Carol Singer is a compulsory part of Christmas in a 'Jolly-Christmas-Carol-Bonnets-And-Strange-Lamps-On-Poles' kind of way...
|Ye Olde Victorian Ironbridge Christmas Carol Singers|
|'You said the Dog could sing tenor...'|
While the image is fairly washed of colour and uniformally dull in shade, there is a beautiful central pillar which lifts the interest...
From the hint of flowers or fruit on the woman's hat, down through the baby's shawl and the little girl's hat, that rich red gives the flavour of Christmas in such a stark, dirty place. The blue of the girls dress is a beautiful slice of joy in the mass of sack-coloured clothes and clogs or boots, and possibly refers to the blue of the Virgin Mary's dress.
|Santa gets his chest out...|
Well, I'm braced against the onslaught of Figgy Pudding-demanding invaders clothed in goodwill and mittens, and am off to ponder if it would make a difference if we changed the official colour of Christmas. See you tomorrow.
All together now 'Rudolph the Blue Nosed Raindeer had a very shiny nose...'