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.
Some more beastly carvings for the longhall have been created by Mike, Kath and Neil, based on some of the inhabitants of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.
Many thanks to everyone who turned out for the Xmas do for 2019. We just managed to fit in the longhall. Lots of things have been achieved over the last […]
The final top dressing of the earth floor has been laid in the main room of the longhall. Its now a lot easier to clean than before. We are experimenting […]
An infestation of beasts has been noted hovering around the longhall. Blame appears to be due to a group of itinerant wood carvers. Pest control have unhelpfully informed us that […]
Work on the top dressing of the Saxon longhall floor continues, with a recipe of clay subsoil (sieved), sand, lime, hay, milk and eggs (sometimes just the whites if we […]
As winter approached, the Viking trading ship, ‘The Walrus‘, was looking quite dried out after a long summer. A touch of linseed oil worked wonders. Elsewhere the top floor coat […]