Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire on Christmas Eve
I regularly work in Leicestershire and I was asked to perform on the 24th of December as part of their celebrations.
The Hall has a fine restaurant as well as coffee areas and performing magic for the guests was very easy. Families, couples and friends come to this fine establishment each year to relax over Christmas.
The original Ragdale Hall belonged to the Shirley Family, apparently the Lodge was extended due to their love of hunting hawks. The original hall was in the village near the church.
A new hall was built in 1785 and this is the one which is still standing today. It was built by the Sixth Earl and has great views on a clear day. Unfortunately I visited in the dark.
In the early part of the twentieth century the hall was owned by the Cantrell-Hubbersty family. It was sold in 1955 and soon after stopped being a private residence. In became a country club and was purchased in 1973 by Slimming Magazine and has been a centre for health and relaxation ever since.
It is full of character with excellent staff and wonderful cuisine. I can see why it is so popular especially during the holiday periods.
I just wanted to say thank you for providing such great entertainment on Christmas Eve and our guests have commented on what a wonderful time they enjoyed at Ragdale this year, so much so that we have lots of repeat bookings already for 2014 and some very keen guest who have booked for 2015!!
As such, I would like to book you again for 24th December 2014 – same times as this year.