Our Tudor Festival this year was as much fun as ever. Tunes from the era were performed throughout the day adding period feel as the music drifted across the site. We're lucky to have amongst our millers the very talented Chris Hocking, part of the duo, (occasionally trio), FayrePlay who perform music from medieval to Victorian and incidentally have a great new CD out (gratuitous plug from a supportive colleague!).
We enjoyed stories from Tudor times from Tom,
We got visitors trying dances from Arbeau's 'Orchesographie' of 1589,
And we turned a lot of wheat into flour too!
Our next events are Heritage Open Days on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September, when we will be free for the weekend in support of this national event celebrating historic and architectural treasures.
Then on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September we have our ever-popular Victorian Harvest event with butter making, apple pressing, cake tasting (!) and corn grinding as well as music, games and demonstrations of Victorian cycles!
Do come along and help us to celebrate!