Carl tells the story of Christmas in Birmingham from the mid-19th century to the 1950s.
He takes us to the Town Hall to meet Charles Dickens and Scrooge; to the back-to-backs where children sing carols outside pubs; and to the poverty of Sheepcote Street where Father Christmas still manages to half-fill children’s stockings.
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