Weald and Downland Museum 4th July 2014

Two of the timber-framed reconstructed buildings

Two of the timber-framed reconstructed buildings

The weather was perfect for the members’ visit to the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum near Chichester. It is a large open site with many historic buildings from the southern counties which have been rescued and reconstructed on site. The structures vary from domestic to agricultural to places of work, and cover a period of several centuries. There were old crafts being demonstrated in some buildings, and medieval cooking (and tasting) in a farmhouse kitchen.

There are also six examples of historic gardens linked to some properties, with people on hand to explain about the various uses of the plants. A very interesting and informative day!

Meg Rolfe

 

A village schoolroom

A village schoolroom

Geoff Wrench in one of the cottages

Geoff Wrench in one of the cottages

 

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