Monday 21 September 2015

Sunday 20th September 2015 - Kentwell Tudor House and Gardens

This Tudor Michaelmas and Apple weekend was one of many special events organised by Kentwell throughout the year and the first time we as a club had attended a re-creation/costumed event.

What a fantastic day.  We really were able to immerse ourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the 16th century.  The re-creation of an entire community, both inside and outside the house, all carrying out a huge variety of daily tasks really was special.  I think we were all impressed by every costumed character that we came upon being so authentic and informative about their particular skill or task.

We all briefly left the 16th century to enjoy the delights of the 21st century restaurant providing a good selection of lunches and a particularly excellent choice of cakes!

Some of our images can be seen below:

Sisters by Diana Graham

The Alchemist by Sue Baldwin

Having a Gossip by Andy Caws

Tired Baby Tudor by Sarah Pymer

Kentwell Reflection by Caroline Tillett

Trying on Chainmail by Caroline Tillett

Young Gentry by Sue Baldwin

Keeping the Accounts by Andy Caws

Preparing the Feast by Sarah Pymer

It's Been a Busy Day by Diana Graham

Making the Crumb by Di Jackson

The Gentry by Di Jackson

The Alchemist's Assistant by Di Jackson