This was a heritage cooking demonstration of how to make that staple of past lives, Spam fritters. For anyone that doesn’t know, Spam is a tinned meat that was first produced in the 1930’s and gained popularity during the second world war.
All sorts of old forms of transport were on display, including these bicycles.
There were stationary engines in all shapes and sizes, which my beloved really enjoys looking at, and this one was of the small, almost cute, variety.
In another building they had this display which showed lots of different ways that butter has been made and churned over the years. On another table in this room were lots of paddles for shaping the butter and wooden stamps for putting designs on the butter.
This very realistic cow had teats so that people could have a go at milking. There were also chickens, ducks, sheep, and horses dotted around the museum with the cow being the only fake one.
There was a display of vintage tractors with the one here on the left looking like it needs a bit of love.
This beautiful kitty cat was curled up in the sun sleeping and wasn’t at all bothered by all the people walking past. He’s a little rough around the edges with quite a scabby looking head along with quite a few bumps that I could feel. I just wanted to wrap him up and bring him home with us as he looked like he could use some pampering.
The school was set up really nicely and there was even a scary headmaster who was marking tests and ending up terrifying a child enough that she refused to enter the room.
Ken felt like he was back in his childhood sitting at one of the desks with his little chalk board.
Now, just for all you petrol heads out there, here’s a few pictures of the cars that were on display.
This isn’t the first time that this lovely purple car has made an appearance in our blog, a couple of weeks ago we came across it when we were out exploring ancient woodlands and graves.
Here’s the inside of the church which was very peaceful apart from the piped in music of people singing which wasn’t pleasant at all – it sounded more like someone trying to strangle a cat.
Here’s a couple of really interesting artefacts that were in the church. This is a bottle of water from the River Jordan for Christenings in the 1870’s.
This bible was used during court martials in 1857/1858 with all of them recorded in the bible.
It’s a really nice place to stop for a break and enjoy the art and jewellery on display around you.
My choice – latte and a piece of pimms cake.
Despite all the beautiful artwork in the gallery the most wonderful thing to look at was sitting across the table from me – my gorgeous husband.