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Gadzooks! Great Tudor Farming Day!

This is an archived press release

Monday 15 June 2015

Families are invited to journey back in time to experience a day during the reign of Henry VIII at the Great Tudor Farming Day, in the Dove Valley, on Sunday July 5.

The event runs from 12pm until 4pm at the Dove Valley Environmental Centre, Under Whitle Farm, at Sheen near Longnor. The event is paid for by donations.

Peak District National Park ranger Lynn Burrow, one of the organisers, said: “If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Henry, or perhaps a beautiful Anne Boleyn, come and join us in 1537. You will meet the Horobyn family and share the everyday lives of these good country folk.” 

Children can dress in Tudor outfits and have a go at 16th century crafts including spinning, weaving, cooking, and reed light making. They can join in with farming, hedging, and ploughing.

Families can watch a play, meet a Tudor quack (doctor), learn a traditional Tudor dance, write with a quill or take a tour of Tudor landscape and wildlife. There is also chance for people to discover how to research their own local history.

The event is coordinated by Elspeth Walker of the Dove Valley Environmental Centre and run mainly by volunteers.

People should bring a packed lunch (drinks will be available) and wear clothing suitable for a day outdoors. Wellies will be needed if it has rained the night before to avoid getting wet legs from long grass.

The postcode for the Dove Valley Centre is SK7 0PR, or ordnance survey map reference SK107 635 (near Sheen). 

More information is available from 01298 84992 or 01298 83282, or by visiting the PDNPA or Dove Valley websites.

This is an archived press release

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