What better way to commemorate the end of Queen Victoria's 200th birthday year than with a two celebration of all things Victorian at Windsor Royal Shopping.

The busy shopping centre adjoining Windsor Royal Station played host over the weekend to period carol singers suitably dressed, a lady who purported to be Mrs Santa Claus telling stories for the children, wreath making sessions, hot chestnuts - even a chance to colour in some real Victorian Christmas cards.

Plenty to keep the children occupied while the parents did some crafty last minute shopping to get their presents.