Thursday, 4 May 2017

 Food and Folk festival – Weald and Downland Museum Singleton Sussex 29th April – 1st May


Aiden was part of the medieval  group, a friend of James Pumfrey  I delivered the personal message to James.

He is Mr Poo and has great setup showing how it was handled in the past. He has fake poo to hand out!

The traditional My Day parade – the front

And the back

Our Ball co-ordinator Mark Allery – he often runs courses from the museum, you will however have to book up very early in the season if you want to get on one.


I bumped into Ben Fairlight again a storyteller, I think we first met at Bredhurst wood a couple of years ago.

He showed me his ‘tingo’ a banjo made from his mother’s cake tin (actually a Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin).


Well food for thought here, it sounded very good as well

I missed the label on the rim that was hand written by Ben's Mum - how sweet is that!

One or two of his other instruments looked home-made – well that does not mean that they were a little rough since Ben has worked in piano making with a very well-known name.

Even the local ducks were showing a keen interest in what we were doing. (I think someone hand feeds them).

The choir outside another one of their spectacular timber framed buildings.

All in all an excellent Bank holiday weekend. A very interesting setting - good toilets with heating and hot water, easy access with loads of room. The spectacular buildings, the new visitors center and I could go on and on and on, but the best thing is that it may be the venue for the next Ball 2018

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