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Culture mixes with horticulture at Preston Hall Museum
1:12pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
INSTEAD of shopping for fruit and vegetables at a greengrocers or local supermarket, visitors to historic Preston Hall Museum took away fresh produce grown in its walled garden.
The ‘Harvest Home’ event held at the Grade II Listed building in Eaglescliffe, Stockton, on Saturday, also featured cookery demonstrations and tasting tests as well as foraging and garden tours.
Traditional craftspeople showed off their skills and encouraged visitors to try willow arch weaving and corn dolly making.
People also had the chance to help sow the newly planted orchard area with symbolic red poppies to remember those who have died in conflict. This is the first in a series events organised by Stockton Borough Council projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "This was the second time Preston Park Museum and grounds has held this wonderful event which marks the changing of the seasons and the harvest in a traditional but exciting way.”
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