January visitors at The Weaver’s House
January is a quiet time at The Weaver’s House – our Open Day season is still several months away and the garden is for the most part effectively dormant.
We were delighted to welcome a group of learners from the WEA (Workers Education Association) recently for a tour of the house. The small group was greeted by volunteers Adrian and Tina who provided mugs of vegetable soup as it was a particularly chilly day. Not a million miles from the potage that medieval residents of the house would have eaten…
The group comprised people from across the globe so there was an opportunity to compare historical life in different countries with the medieval life represented in the house.
The group were able to examine replica objects in the house as well as features from the house’s original construction.
Although the day was cold, it followed some unseasonably mild weather so we had an additional and unexpected visitor to the garden in the form of a very early flowering Feverfew.
It won’t be long before the garden comes well and truly back to life and the gardening volunteers’ work will begin again. The apple trees planted the previous October have weathered the winter despite some extremely wet and windy days.
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