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There will be beautiful floral displays and a mystic garden from Ashtead Garden Nurseries along with the Mayday Flower Club, and shows by local countryside groups including the Beekeepers!
The streets of Victorian Britain were crowded by poor and desperate people. Some broke the law just to survive, other became victims – even though over 200 crimes carried the death penalty. You could be hanged for anything from murder to pickpocketing and being out at night with a blackened face. Despite these harsh penalties, the criminal elements of society were still determined to make their living by ill-gotten gains.
A flint drawing dayschool will be led by Jane Russell.
Visit the interesting excavations at this Roman Villa site where evidence of settlement during the Iron Age has been found. Followed by a tour around Felday Hillfort which is not only an Iron Age enclosure but also the site of a WW1 POW camp. You will be guided by Emma Corke (SyAS) and Dr Judie English (SyAS). Contact the Events Officer at: email@example.com for details.
A Site and Town tour of Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester Harbour. Guided by Rob Symmons (Curator of Fishbourne) and Lauren Tidbury (CITIZAN). Contact the Events Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Flint Knapping, making Stone Age Tools. £15 per child, pre-booking essential. An afternoon session 2pm-3.30pm is also available.
Contact Bourne Hall Museum for details.
Other Easter sessions: 6th April, An Audience with Henry VIII
8th April, Titanic
12th April, Gladiator School
20th May, Echoes of the Past
After talking to parents who attend our Museum Kids Club we found a demand for sessions to support children who are being educated at home.
A weekday group has now been formed for those children to learn about history.
The first session will be on Tuesday 7th February from 2pm to 3.30pm. (£5 per child, one adult per child free). It will be on the First World War. Details on the attached pdf.
As part of the Herald of Spring event local schools and youth groups are invited to enter our Scarecrow Competition on the theme of Magic.
Details are on the attached pdf.