English Heritage - Festival of History 2006
Bill Crumbleholme made an appearance at English
Heritage's big living history event at Kelmarsh near Northampton. With
help from his wife, Bill demonstrated firing Bronze Age pottery in a bonfire
and displayed beakers and urns made by him.
Bill’s bonfire drew the crowds,
especially when the weather turned unpleasant. He showed how beakers and
urns were fired inside a raging bonfire and helped to portray life in
the Bronze Age.
Here are a few images from 2006
With apologies for the weird colour
- the camera was set incorrectly!
2005 for some better images!)
Friday night featured a private
party, with rabbit stew - boiled in a pot on the fire.
The firing on Saturday was reasonable,
considering the conditions were windy and damp.
On Sunday a single heavily grogged
urn was quickly fired in the afternoon,
after the rain had stopped.