Get involved in rural heritage at Orchard Barn
Interested in rural heritage? Want to get a bit of green gym exercise this summer?
We have an exciting volunteer project to gently excavate by hand the remains of our 1580 timber frame Long House. We’ll be using trowels and spades to uncover layers of old house. What will we find? Come and get involved on Wednesdays (from 24th July onwards) in this unique opportunity to learn about this timber frame building and something of the people who built it/lived in it. No experience necessary.
OR, help us record artefacts with a view to reinstating them in the building when it is completed. Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an informal chat with the Project Manager.
Meanwhile the Heritage Lottery funded training has started. If you’re interested in learning medieval style timber framing and repairs please get in touch with Carole (email above). Training is free but places are limited.
We continue to run an interesting range of other courses, including:
9-13 July – Masonry Stove construction, a unique opportunity to get hands-on helping to build one of the super-efficient wood stoves from clay lump and daub
30 July – An Introduction to Timber Framing taught by Rick Lewis
For more details, or to book a course, please visit www.orchardbarn.org.uk/courses