Christmas at Oxford – 1950


Christmas at Oxford

“Christmas was a time of great rejoicing…

Parties were given in the big lodge hall over the dining rooms during the holidays. Games were played, refreshments served and a jolly time experienced.

Usually paper sacks were filled beforehand containing a sandwich, an apple, cakes and candy which were passed to the crowd seated around the big hall.

As the number of children increased there were two parties; the young ones came in the afternoon and the older ones at night.

‘May I go at night? No, you will come in the afternoon. I am as large as Mary and she is going at night.’

Finally matters were adjusted to the satisfaction of all.”