Since the return from lockdown we have undertaken a big clearout of the longhall, a reclean of all the furniture and the wooden dias and a fresh coat of linseed […]
The rammed earth floor in the Saxon longhall has stood up to wear incredibly well but in one place two unsightly indented lines developed on the borders between batches of […]
Here Kath demonstrates the difference that two thin coats of limewash with yellow ochre pigment makes. It will nicely complement the grey oak timbers of anyone’s longhall. Photo: Michelle Checkley
Following the successful de-pinking of the gable end of the Roman building it received a new coat of limewash to make it sparking white again. The Saxon longhall gable end […]
An infestation of carved beasts has crept into the longhall. The efforts of the volunteers carving team are to blame. Wicked.
In the second week since returning from lockdown, seering temperatures made life difficult but lots was achieved. A Saxon tent, hundreds of tesserae, fixing the antefixes, carvings, weed destruction and […]
As its National Volunteer Week here in the UK, here is a slideshow of the wonderful Hands on Heritage and Lost Island Detective volunteers in action. Nothing would have been […]
Due to fears of an imminent attack by the fierce Viking leader Covid and his 19 beserkers, the longhall has gone into a state of ‘Saxon lockdown’, with shutters barricaded […]
The carving club just finished their work and gave them a first oiling before the virus lockdown began.
The volunteer carving club continues to produce beautiful carvings for the longhall. Several being worked on at the moment are based on designs form illustrated Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.