International Living History Fair
18-19 April 2020
Cressing Temple Barns, CM77 8PD
We will be having a stand at the fair, within the Well House.
Come along and find us for a chat, whether you're intested in joiing us, hiring us, or just want to find out more about what we do or where we are appearing in the coming year.
2020 is the 400th anniversay of the Mayflower sailing. But many of the people on the ship had sailed from England in 1608 to the Low Countries first. They wanted to leave England to escape religeous persecution, but weren't allowed to just leave. So they had to flee the country. The owner of the Old Hall was sympathetic to their cause and assisted them with their escape plans.
On hold until further notice
Retford Charter Day
25 May 2020
Retford, Nottinghamshire. DN22 6DQ
Each year, the town of Retford celebrates its Charter. We've been asked to join in with a Tudor event, and we are currently formulating the content. We will be situated within a marquee in the town and will update the information as we can confirm it.
Big History day in the Gardens: 400 years
30 May 2020
Chester Road,Castle Bromwich, Birmingham B36 9BT
Although West Bromwich Hall is now a hotel, the gardens are a open to the public and they are celebrating 400 years.
Different parts of the garden will be looking at a different century. Our part of the garden will be representing 1620, with some of our characters taking the kitchen garden back in time.
11 July 2020
The Cater Museum, 74 High Street, Billericay, Essex. CM12 9BS
Christopher Martin, a Billericay merchant, joined the 'pilgrims' and adventurers on the Mayflower, sailing to the New World in 1620. This year is the 400th anniversary of the sailing and many places, including The Cater Museum, are helping to celebrate the event. We will be creating Christopher and his family as they prepare to leave their home and set off across the Atlantic Ocean in to the dangerous unknown.
This is a big move to uproot his family, when he's well placed in the town, so why would he take such a risk? Come along and find out more about the people who made is hard choice.