Mary Arden’s Farm – 500 years 1514 – 2014 Here is Sharon Lippett our head Tudor talking about our 500 Year Celebration Panel This year sees the 500th anniversary of the building of Mary Arden’s Farm. Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother and was the youngest of eight daughters. She went on to marry John Shakespeare […]
Mary Arden’s Farm may be closed to the public, but a few of the diehard Tudors are determined to carry on and celebrate events from the Tudor calendar. On Sunday 19 January staff and volunteers processed the plough, beautifully bedecked with winter greenery and ribbons, from the farm to the local church. A special service […]
Every event day ends in a test of strength………
Mistress Connie, Master Donald and Master Keith provide the music for the feast gathering
Two young maids teach us the craft of braiding at Mary Ardens Sheep shearers festival
Some of the delights that were present to thank the Sheep Shearers for their hard work – and celebrate that shearing is finally over!!
Stick weaving – its harder than you think…….Young George displays his creation at the recent sheep shearers festival
Mistress Dotty commentates on the Tudors practising traditional dances…..
Mistress Sarah and Mistress Ann prepare their skills ready for the fleece to fabric challenge this Monday (30th May 2011) Will they create the farmers felt waistcoat in only one day?!