Demonstrations

Historical interpretation and demonstrations

We believe that a love of history is best awakened and engendered by active participation. With a variety of demonstrations or characters to enhance your historical fair, commemoration or event,  we cover periods from the Romans through to WW2 the format varying according to the requirements of your location.

Medieval Dyeing

Medieval Dyeing

With a keen interest in STEM subjects, particularly chemistry, mathematics and Engineering, we are happy to discuss provision of tailor made educational experiences that meet the requirement of the National Curriculum. Both Debbie and John hold enhanced DBS.

Working as a STEM Ambassador Debbie is keen to hear from any schools around the country interested in getting their year 5 & 6 pupils involved with a Dyeing Project, please get in touch for details of how you can join in.

Please Contact us   for further details of our demonstrations and details of how we can enhance your event.

Demonstrations currently in our repertoire:

 Natural Dyeing (Prehistory to WW1) ; Toy soldier casting and Musket Ball Making (Georgian to WW1); Pin and Needle making (Medieval to 17th C); Sundials and how to make them (Roman to WW2); Horn and bone working (Prehistory to Victorian); Torque and wire weaving (Viking and Medieval); Pole Lathe Turning (Roman to 17th Century); Fibres and spinning (Prehistory to Victorian); Net making (Prehistory to Victorian); Hand made paper (Medieval to Georgian); Braiding and narrow wares (Prehistory to Victorian); Why Poppies? (WW1 – 2), WW1 in the Sky (WW1); Decoupage and Christmas Crackers (Victorian – WW1) Cartographer (Medieval to Georgian). Trebuchets and Siege Engines (Medieval) Building Bridges and Castles (Romans – )

Medieval Pin and Needle maker

Medieval Pin and Needle maker

Medieval Pole lathe turning

Medieval Pole lathe turning

Georgian Sundials

Georgian Sundials

Georgian paper maker

Georgian paper maker

Medieval narrow ware weaving and braiding

Medieval narrow ware weaving and braiding