English Heritage - Festival of History
Bill Crumbleholme made a repeat appearances at
English Heritage's big living history event at Kelmarsh near Northampton, together with a band of other people inspired by the Bronze
"This year sees an expansion of the prehistoric
activities on display, with a Bronze Age encampment being featured. Bill
Crumbleholme, a professional potter who specialises in authentic replica
Beaker Pottery, is joined this year by other Wessex people to create a
wider display of Bronze Age life.
Members of the Age of Bronze group provide examples of everyday materials
and construction techniques, including buildings and coracles.
Practical artisans demonstrate methods of producing the items on display,
including the making and bonfire firing of Beakers and Urns, spinning
and weaving textiles, designing clothing, carving wood, working with metals,
fashioning jewellery and preparing food from seasonally available sources.
Examples of some of these are also on sale.
The camp shows how well they coped with life and were highly capable of
producing a range of useful and well designed artefacts.
All the team are happy to discuss the Bronze Age with visitors of all
ages and levels of knowledge, they show the evidence for what is being
done and interpret the displays from a modern perspective.
www.beakerfolk.co.uk gives more details including further events such
as the Living History display at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge. "
link to see images of the 2007 event.
link to see images relating the 2006 event.
this link to see images relating the 2005 event.