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Rebuilding The Bread Oven

So while we are closed to the public till March 2015, lots of maintenance and prep work for the new season continues apace. One important job is the complete rebuilding of the bread oven which had several running patch repairs done on it this season past.  

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Mary Arden’s Farm All Hallows Soul Cakes 2014

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Fire Welding At Mary Arden’s Farm

Fire welding is the joining of two surfaces of metal into one continuous piece. Each piece of metal is heated in a forge until the surface becomes molten (usually 1000 deg.C for mild steel). They are brought into contact and lightly hammered on an anvil, thus fusing into one.

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Share Add to The Tudors and guests pipe in the Maypole on a dreary Mayday!

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Palmers Players

Share Add to Palmers Players prepare for their first performance…ever!

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Dancing and Merriment at Mary Arden’s Farm

A popular Tudor dance – in the farmyard outside Mary Arden’s House

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Easter Monday

Meet the Tudors on Mary Arden’s Farm as they prepare for a feast!

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Ten Facts About Tudor Farming

Life for the average citizen in Tudor times was pretty tough, hard work and an ability to dodge various diseases were the only path to survival. Agriculture was the primary industry and animals were an integral part of daily life. Here are ten facts to bring you up to speed on Tudor farming: As many […]

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Master Kit

A Character to watch around the farm……

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Day in the life of a Tudor – Fetching Water

Master Charles demonstrates his grumpy character as he is called upon to do ‘women’s chores’

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