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Bede’s Festival at Ford & Etal Estate - 24th-26th May 2008

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Craft Displays at Etal

Over the Late Spring Bank Holiday weekend, Ford and Etal Estate hosted a variety of activities celebrating the crafts of the Anglo-Saxon period.

There were demonstrations of crafts and skills of the period including pottery, spinning and weaving, basket-making and textile dyeing, as well as archery and combat displays presented by the Saint Cuthbert’s Land re-enactment group.

Families were able to have hands-on experience of grinding corn using a quern-stone at Heatherslaw Mill and manuscript-making in the splendid surroundings of the Lady Waterford Hall in Ford.

The Festival programme also included story-telling and music and songs of the time.

Living History at Etal