Orchard Barn News
Invite to Trees to Timber event at Orchard Barn
OBee CIC is organising a FREE Tree to Timber event at Orchard Barn. It will be on Saturday 29th July between 10-4 and is funded by Suffolk Community Foundation.
There will be talks, demonstrations, tours and hands-on taster sessions.
Come and try your hand at peg making, using a shave horse, shingle dressing or pole lathing. Or watch a timber framing, tool sharpening or elm bark seat making demonstration.
Talk with us about learning new skills on our traditional building skills courses. Or what it might mean to get involved as a regular volunteer.
Have a look at projects undertaken by volunteers. See plans for, and progress on our exciting new educational resource - the ‘like for like’ reinstatement of the ruined 1580 Suffolk Long House that is adjacent to the main barn.
This event is suitable for adults. Supervised children welcome but please be aware that the site is still a ‘work in progress’ and there will be sharp tools in use. If you would like to participate in the taster sessions please wear stout boots. Bring a picnic and enjoy the old orchard.
Parking is very limited so please walk, cycle or share a lift. We are just south-west of Battisford (left at the bottom of Mill Road). Information about the Tree to Timber event is on our web site http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/treetotimber.html