Sunday 4 September, Kingsbury Barn, 2.00 until 4.00 pm
Members (just £5 at the door for instant household membership) are invited to our exciting all age, afternoon event in the beautiful, medieval Kingsbury Barn.
- Examine selected historical objects made in St Michael's parish presented and explained by the curator of our local museum, Simon West. (He is happy to identify any more 'found' items you have uncovered in your gardens too.)
- Learn how to straw plait - expert guidance on hand from the curator, Veronica Main, of nearby Luton museum; discover the role of even young children in Fishpool Street's straw plaiting industry.
- Investigate the rocks under our feet - an expert geologist will explain the rocks and minerals to be found in St Michael's and Kingsbury.
- Imagine the heady odours of malt and hops from the Kingsbury Brewery - check out artefacts and documents from the local brewery which once supplied 52 pubs.
- Visit the archaeological dig currently underway at Kingsbury Barn and quiz our tame archaeologist.
- Step into the past of beautiful writing witness local calligrapher, Sue Elvidge, in action.
Colour your own map of St Michael's and Kingsbury - especially for our junior visitors
Refreshments, beer bottle skittles and more…see you there!
To see a slideshow of this event please click here