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Website update: Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Beamish Home Farm

Posted by HelenEdith on August 25, 2008

The first part of the Beamish site that we explored during our visit last year was the Home Farm.

I enjoyed looking around the implement sheds at the horse-drawn implements. I mostly remember these implements as being pulled by a tractor, but the actual design of the implements hasn’t changed much.

As well as the implements, the Home Farm keeps rare breeds, and we spent some time at the pond looking at the ducks and geese.

My pictures are here: Helen Stephenson’s North East England Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Beamish Home Farm

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Entry for August 05, 2007 – Step back in time – working bygones

Posted by HelenEdith on August 5, 2007

Stephen and I went to Step Back in Time – Working Bygones Show at Sedlescombe in East Sussex today.

The traffic jams on the A21 were not good, and we were tempted to stop at a car boot sale along the way and not persist with the traffic, but we made the effort and we found the show down a narrow country lane in East Sussex.

The highlights of the show were working farm machinery and working heavy horses. We also each got our picture taken with an owl from the 1066 Falconry tent. My picture is above, and I’m holding Horace. I don’t think he’s any relation of my father, although they share a name!

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Website update: Wild West Show pictures

Posted by HelenEdith on May 8, 2007

I’ve put up a page of pictures taken at the Wild West Show at The Hop Farm last Saturday.

There wasn’t a cowboy in sight anywhere, but there were lots of pioneers and Native Americans – although I think most of both groups were only playing at it!

Helen Stephenson’s Wild West Show Pictures – May 2007

There are 76 images on the page, so if you’re on dial-up, be patient while the page loads!

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Entry for May 05, 2007

Posted by HelenEdith on May 5, 2007

Today we went to the Wild West Show at The Hop Farm. I made a mistake in leaving it until this morning to buy our tickets online at a discount, as it turned out that you could only pre-book and when I went to the website this morning, as this was a current event, it had been removed from the list of events that could be pre-booked. I’ll live and learn, as it cost us an extra £3 between us to buy our tickets on arrival.

We didn’t think that the Wild West Show was as good value as the War and Peace Show, also held at The Hop Farm. (We’ve been to the W&P Show twice, and thought we’d try something different this year.)

We saw a stunt riding display, Indian dancing (although the origins of some of the “Indians” looked suspiciously Caucasion 🙂 ) and various re-enactments relating the the original colonisation of North America by the English and the French.

Today’s picture is of musket fire during one of the re-enactments. There were about four different sides to the battle: English, French, local militia and Indians. It was not a warm day and one of the “Indians” must have been the coldest man at The Hop Farm today as his costume consisted of boots and some sort of loincloth. I will eventually put a picture of him onto my website, but if I post it here, I might be accused of posting adult content, as his bumflap blew up at one point and I will have to study the picture quite closely to determine how much he may have been wearing underneath it. 😳

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