Newsletter – September 2010

September 13th, 2010 by JCope

Despite there being no meeting in August, the Society remained active with a day out on the Severn Valley Railway, taking in Sunday Lunch and a guided tour of the Engine House at Highley.  We were blessed with fine weather and all had a most enjoyable day.  Several Society members have also been involved in guiding visitors around Hagley Park when this has been opened to the Public.

Andy Cameron from Avoncroft Museum addressed our September meeting with an engaging account of how the museum started and what is currently happening.  We learned a little of the 27 buildings on the 15 acre site and looked in some detail at those with timber frames and, in particular, at the recovery of the Cholstrey Barn from Warwickshire.  The illustrated presentation was punctuated by some exciting demonstrations of how wooden frame buildings were constructed.  Andy’s lively and in-depth commentary ended all too soon but members were left anticipating the planned conducted tour of the museum in April next year.

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