Whitehead County Antrim
Just turn up at the Victorian Street Fair in Whitehead on Saturday, 30 November 2019. It is totally free to attend. You don’t need any tickets, just arrive and enjoy yourself. Try wearing a Victorian costume to fully join in the fun. The Action Cancer shop in Carrickfergus often carries a range of Victorian type outfits. The programme is shown below. If it is too small to read, try printing it out. Alternatively, (in Windows) right click on the picture and choose the option “open image in a new tab”. Click on the tab and the picture will be shown larger. If you need to print it out, then right click in the area AROUND the image (not the image itself) and choose the option “Print”. There are also printed copies of the programme in shops all over Whitehead.
As part of the Whitehead Victorian Street Fair on Saturday 30 November 2019, there will be train rides within the premises at Whitehead Excursion Station, with the chance for visitors to enjoy the unique steam experience. Train rides will be run between 12 to 4pm, every 15 minutes or so. Suitable for children of all ages! Cost: Adult £2.50, Child £2.
Visitors will be able to see at close hand how the magnificent steam locomotive works. You will be able to talk to the Driver and Fireman and to see the footplate.
There is also an additional option to enjoy a visit to our Edwardian Tea Room, or explore the Whitehead Railway Museum and discover the secrets of the RPSI’s 100-year-old Midland Railway buildings, together with the more recent additions.
Here is a video taken a few years ago at an open day at the RPSI.
Just to get you in the mood for the Victorian Street Fair on 30 November 2019, I found this wonderful video on Youtube with new Christmas music in a wonderful Victorian scene. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Whitehead’s 10th anniversary Victorian Street Fair will be held on Saturday 30th November 2019.
A Victorian invention – animation.
Eadweard Muybridge 1830 – 1904, was an English-American photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.
Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip used in cinematography.