Corn dollies and crafts on the old farm
“The museum’s Shire horses proudly showed off their harrowing techniques and visitors were thoroughly enjoying themselves learning about historic farming skills.
“We received lovely feedback from visitors so this is definitely an event that we will be putting on again next year.”
(Above) Penelope Bateman in period costume; (left) David Spencer brings in the sheaves
DEMONSTRATION: Heather Beeson (left) demonstrates the art of making corn dollies to Richard Taffe and Oliya Bikmullina at the Chiltern Open Air Museum's harvest weekend
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HANDS FULL: Gordon Thomson with a Hereford Reap Hook and a Welsh Gorse Hook, part of his fine collection of antique tools on display at the Chiltern Open Air Museum's harvest weekend