The first door is hung on the longhall and well hung too! The beautiful hinges are attached with bolts and roves. On the inside of the door the end of […]
Doors for the Saxon hall coming along, but looking suspiciously like plywood. Surely this can’t be right? Which of these did the Anglo-Saxons use – plywood, waterproof concrete, bowler hats, […]
The gripping beasts over the longhall porch recieve a new coat of paint (red ochre, yellow iron oxide, linseed oil, a dash of lime putty and a hint of water) […]
As work continued in the Roman building to prepare for fresco week, in the Saxon longhall the oak floor of the dias received a dose of linseed oil and looks […]
Another busy week with continued work inside and outside the Roman building, making ready for fresco week and starting work on the stairs up to the porch. The Saxon longhall […]
After much work the lovely oak flooring has gone down for the dias in the Saxon longhall, with some excellent detailing by Steve and Nic. In the Roman building the […]
Mike revealed his wonderful carvings of the second part of the Beowulf story. These will go either side of the main door once they have been finished.
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 […]