Corn dol­lies and crafts on the old farm

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Bee­son.

“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

SLICE OF HIS­TORY:

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

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