Monday, 7 May 2018

May Day @Kentell Hall

E and I had a day out at Kentwell Hall's May Day celebrations. Kentwell is about 50 minutes from Cambridge. It is a lived in Tudor mansion which has regular Tudor living history events. 
 There were a couple of beautiful peacocks.
 In an outbuilding is a rather fab camera obscura.
 The grounds themselves are just beautiful, and just walking around the place takes a good couple of hours if you're not walking fast to get it done. There are lots of hidden bits to find including a beautiful woodland full of bluebells and a small farm with hens, 2 horses, a donkey and pigs.
 As part of the May Day celebrations were lots of Tudor participants involved in
May Tree Raising, putting on a Mummers Play, dancing around the May Tree, and the Grand Procession around the Estate and in between the grand events were woodworkers and craftsmen including people making pots, a man carving (he made a E a whistle for free) and a candle maker.

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