Location: Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Date: 1st September 2018
Time: 11am till 3.30pm
Heritage crafts are an important part of Welsh history and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is holding a Heritage Craft Day for all the family on Saturday 1st September as a celebration of crafts and skills from long ago. There will be demonstrations and children’s craft activities to make and take home.
Both children and adults will enjoy making their own brooch with artist Juliet, or a sweet smelling Tudor tussie mussie to take home. The Abergele Spinners and Weavers will be demonstrating the skill of spinning yarn from raw wool. In the past spinning and weaving was used to make everyday clothes from the sheep that were raised on the hillsides. As most people lived in the countryside it was often difficult to buy clothes from shops in the towns. Depending on your rank in society it could even be illegal to buy certain types of fabric and colours!
This month is the launch of our Heritage Gardens so come and explore the gardens to learn how people used plants in the past. The volunteers have been working hard all year long, researching, planting and landscaping to create authentic Tudor and medieval gardens. Medieval monks from Basingwerk Abbey will also be on hand to show visitors how to make string from nettles and how the monks used their herbology skills to make medicines and cures.
There will be walking tours throughout the day up to the lower cotton mill and steam bottling plant. There are also lots of other museum displays to visit, a museum passport trail, and don’t forget the tree house and maze to explore.