This workshop will teach you the basics of our oldest technology: fire.
We’ll begin with a discussion of the history of fire. We'll cover what to burn and where to find it; how to chop, store and season wood; and how to light it with pre- (and probably post-) industrial technology. We'll then help you learn two of these. Tom James will teach you the flint and steel method (easy-peasy) whilst Matt Cox will teach the bow-drill method (not as easy as it looks).
We'll finish with a bonfire, on which we'll cook jacket potatoes, warm our cockles, and feel much better about the next nine months.
DATE: Saturday 18th March 2017.
TIME: 11am - 4pm.
BRING: Kindling, tinder, proper boots, food to share.
TICKETS: Workshops cost £10 per adult, and £5 per child or for concessions. This includes admission to the grounds. To book a place, click here.
NOTE: Workshops are subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.