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How to make bunting

Give your Jubilee party an 1897 feel with some authentic Victorian party tips!

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Celebrate in style

Whether you're looking to create your own bunting, bake a traditional Victoria Sponge cake or get your dancing shoes on to learn a Morris Dance, we can help you celebrate in style!
Historic Royal Palaces has worked with food historian Dr Annie Gray, artist Xtina Lamb and 'The world famous Hammersmith Morris Men' to create exclusive instructions that will transform your party!

Watch the videos and download the PDFs for easy, step-by-step guidance, interesting facts and authentic tips for you to re-create at home.

Baking! Bunting! Morris Dancing!

In 1897 there were baking competitions, displays in shop windows, and vast quantities produced by bakeries and factories. Watch food historian Dr Annie Gray recreating an authentic Victoria Sandwich.

In 1897 the streets were festooned with colourful bunting, flags and pennants. Watch artist Xtina Lamb produce Victorian-style bunting.

In 1897 a special commemorative Morris Dance was created for the Diamond Jubilee. Watch members of 'The World Famous Hammersmith Morris Men' recreate this dance, and some figures for you to dance at home.

Downloadable Resources

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    How to bake a Victoria Sandwich
    (Adobe PDF, 1844KB)

    How to make Victorian bunting
    (Adobe PDF, 1241KB)

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