A Christmas Mystery – Solved!

What could these Christmas Mystery items be?

What could these Christmas Mystery items be?

Last week, Berowra Living History bought our readers a Christmas Mystery. Did any of you guess what they were?

These clips are a fascinating part of Christmas past, being the early equivalent (dating from the early 1900s) of Christmas tree lights. They clipped onto the tree and each held a candle. They even had a prettily made tray to catch the wax as the candle melted. Light was an important part of Christmas celebrations, symbolising the Star of Wonder from the Nativity. Of course, lighting a highly flammable tree with candles was also dangerous, but the candles were not lit until Christmas Eve and often were not even added to the tree until then. They were also never left unattended.

Do you have memories of Christmas celebratiosn in Berowra? We’d love to hear from you!

Elissa

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