One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.
Title of this gaslight pub came from the pages of “Our Mutual Friend” by Charles Dickens. .This was a fictional pub based on those he frequented and on which real pubs are named today.
Fellowship porters were laborers who transported goods by carrying them – fish, fruit, salt, coal. It includes a switched cord with bulb.