Cutting Ash poles in QE Forest

Cutting Ash poles in QE Forest

Last week Matt Russell, an Iron Age re-enactor was in Holt Down cutting Ash poles that would later be turned in to spear shafts and javelins. Using the traditional methods these are all historically correct and will be used during events and educational activities throughout the coming season. 

Living History display

Living History display

Living History is a term that is used where the past is literally brought to life using recreated artifacts from a specific time period. A group called Weorod came to last year’s Wood Fair to demonstrate Medieval Living History, and their use of weaponry was too realistic for some spectators.

Spear training

Spear training

This is a great hands on way to get children involved in the history curriculum.

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