London Borough of Hillingdon and Open House London presents
Manor Farm History Weekend

- at Manor Farm Site
Manor Farm History Weekend
Manor Farm, at the heart of Ruislip for more than 1,000 years.

Manor Farm, the largest heritage site in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is open for privileged behind-the-scenes access on 16 and 17 September, as part of Open House London

Come and explore buildings not usually open to the public, and immerse yourself in living history spanning from the Norman to Tudor era. Our programmed activities will engage visitors of all ages, young and old.

These will include a Norman settlement with archery and tournament demonstrations, children’s craft workshops, storytelling, special guided tours, the screening of historic footage of the area, and more.

On Sunday only, discover the beautiful 13th century wooden Great Barn animated by Medieval dance and workshops with live period music.

Saturday 16 September

Community Hut: The Old Hillingdon Cinema

  • 10.30 am - 5 pm A programme of archival film footage showing the borough from early 20th century to 1960s

Motte: Milites de Bec Norman settlement

Learn more about our Norman invaders from 1066 with a special living history encampment. There will be displays from the Late Saxon and Norman Conquest periods including cooking, crafts, warrior training and display. They welcome visitors and questions!

  • 10.15 am - 10.45 pm ARCHERY
  • 1 pm - 1.30 pm ARMING OF THE KNIGHT/WHAT THE WARRIORS WORE
  • 3.30 pm - 4 pm TOURNAMENT

www.militesdebec.co.uk

Great Barn:

Hillingdon Autumn Show

Open from 1.30 pm. Come along and see the competition exhibits of fruits, vegetables, art work, jams and pickles and floral arrangements all produced by our creative and green-fingered residents.

Stables:

DROP-IN CRAFT WORKSHOP (suitable ages 3+) Medieval themed children’s craft workshop making shields, swords and crowns with Suzi Malik. Workshops run for 1 hour at the following times;

  • 10.30 am 
  • 12.10 pm 
  • 2 pm 
  • 3.50 pm

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Pram Shed:

Free access to the permanent exhibition of 18th and 19th century agricultural tools including a special activity sheet for the kids.

Manor Farm House: Heritage, exhibition & tour

 

Sunday 17 September

Community Hut: The Old Hillingdon Cinema

  • 10.30 am - 5 pm ARCHIVE FILM SCREENING A programme showing footage of the borough from early 20th century to 1960s

Driveway: Duck Pond Market

  • 10 am - 2 pm ARTISAN FOOD AND CRAFT MARKET stalls along the Duck Pond path

duckpondmarket.com/ruislip

Motte: Milites de Bec Norman settlement

Learn more about our Norman invaders from 1066 with a special living history encampment. There will be displays from the Late Saxon and Norman Conquest periods including cooking, crafts, warrior training and display. They welcome visitors and questions!

  • 10 am - 10:30 am ARCHERY
  • 12 pm - 12.30 pm  ARMING OF THE KNIGHT/WHAT THE WARRIORS WORE
  • 2.15 pm - 2.45 pm TOURNAMENT

www.militesdebec.co.uk

Manor Farm Library: Lecture

  • 3.30 pm -4.30 pm [TBC] David Duncan, Chairman of the Ruislip Woods Trust; A History of Ruislip Woods

www.ruislipwoodstrust.org.uk

Great Barn: Heritage, period dances & music

Nonsuch Dance: www.nonsuchdance.co.uk

K’antu Ensemble: www.kantu-ensemble.co.uk

Come and join in with historical dance from early medieval to Tudor times, accompanied by a travel through time playlist with a 5-piece ensemble of live music.

  • 10 am - 11 am HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT
  • 11 am - 12 pm NONSUCH MEDIEVAL DANCE Workshop and Demonstration
  • 12 pm - 12. 45 pm HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT
  • 12.45 pm - 1 pm K’ANTU ENSEMBLE: Historical Folk Music
  • 1 pm - 2 pm NONSUCH TUDOR DANCE Workshop and Demonstration
  • 2 pm - 2.45 pm HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT
  • 2.45 pm - 3 pm K’ANTU ENSEMBLE: Historical Folk Music
  • 3 pm - 4 pm  NONSUCH MEDIEVAL DANCE Workshop and Demonstration
  • 4 pm - 4.30 pm GUIDED TOUR of the Great Barn; Claire FitzGerald, Community Activity & Heritage Officer
  • 4. 30pm -  5pm HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT

Stables:

DROP-IN CRAFT WORKSHOP (suitable ages 3+) Medieval themed children’s craft workshop making shields, swords and crowns with Suzi Malik. Workshops run for 1 hour at the following times;

  • 10.30 am 
  • 12.10 pm 
  • 2 pm 
  • 3.50 pm

www.facebook.com/BlankCanvasArtClub

www.facebook.com/BlankCanvasArtClub

In the Orchard: STORYTELLING TENT

Hear tales of daring delivered by Dave the Medieval storyteller. Suitable for all ages, the sessions last 30 minutes and run throughout the day starting at: 10.30 am, 11.15 pm, 12 pm, 2 pm and last one at 3.30 pm.

www.aurorascarnival.co.uk

Pram Shed: An Exhibition of Farming Tools from 18th and 19th Century.

Manor Farm House: Heritage, Exhibition and Tour

  • 10 am - 5 pm INTERPRETATION CENTRE
  • 10 am - 5 pm GARDEN SUBURB EXHIBITION: One of the first garden suburbs in the country.
  • 2 pm - 3 pm  GUIDED TOUR Eileen Bowlt, President Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society

 

Show Times

Saturday 16 September, 2017 at
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Sunday 17 September, 2017 at
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