Excerpt from Maid Marion’s account (http://bit.ly/1svoNYG) “‘Tis the end of an era. Okay, it was merely the end of a season, but still. Mary Arden’s Farm has closed its doors to the public for the winter months and I have found myself having to put away my ‘other self’ until the spring. No, I’ve not […]
As with all old buildings, there is always renovation and conservation work to be done in order to maintain them in good order. This 500 year old house is in need of some tlc and at the moment the upstairs plasterwork is getting some much needed repair. http://youtu.be/6w7lRnhpwZM
“There is a Willow grows aslant a brook, That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. There on the pendant boughs her coronet weeds Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke.” (Queen, Hamlet, Act 4, sc 7, 167) Every year our living sculpture willow tunnel needs to be reshaped, to fill in gaps, […]
There is so much repair and maintenance to catch up on in the closed season at Mary Arden’s Farm. Not least with the Tudor clothing which takes quite a battering. So our intrepid staff and volunteers pitch in make all good again, washing, sewing, darning.