Its that time of year again. Christmas Quiz, saga telling, arrow making, Roman cornu playing, Michael’s Meare heath bow replica, sumptuous feasting and much more.
William of Malmesbury, writing around 1130 AD, records a legendary visit of St Bridgit (or Brigid) to Beckery in 488 AD where she left behind some relics including a bag […]
The newly painted eastern gable end of the Saxon longhall decked out in brilliant iron oxide yellow, set against a clear blue sky, with vapour trails all over it. Arty […]
Plastering on the inside and rendering on the outside. Its all go with the Roman building as 17 volunteers swarmed all over the site last week. Terry’s windows looking especially […]
Its not all hard work at the Avalon Marshes Centre, we also have educational moments (rarely I admit). We were very lucky to have Michael, an archery expert, providing a […]
The community excavation at Burtle Priory revealed the grave of an adult male, which had been partially cut through by a refuse pit at the Dissoloution of the Monasteries. Radiocarbon […]
And Lo! it came to pass that the wall of the Saxon longhall turned yellow on the outside, and there was great rejoicing…and cake.
Continuing the art theme, we discovered that the smoke holes make great solar laser art in the Saxon longhall on a sunny morning. The pastering is a work of art […]
As part of Somerset Art Week, artist Sean Harris conjured up an amazing audio-visual display in the Roman dining-room at the Avalon Marshes Centre, appropriately blending the landscape, wildlife and […]
The inside of the Roman dining-room has started to get its first additions of render, with the stone fakery continuing into the doorway. The Saxon longhall has almost finished turning […]