Monday, 15 February 2010

John Lord - Flint Knapping Demonstration - 26th Feb at the Wayland Heritage Discovery Day - Queens Hall, Watton

John and Val Lord will be demonstrating their ancient art through out the day. John is a master of the art of flint knapping, and Val is an expert in producing the bindings that would have held the flint tools in place in their wooden mounts. Don't miss this chance to see them at work, if you have found any worked flints John would be interested to see them, and will be able to tell you about how they were made. You could be adding important information to the heritage of the Wayland area.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Wayland Heritage Discovery Day - 26th Feb

There will be a major heritage event at the Queens Hall, Watton on Friday February 26. Every one in the Wayland area (and beyond) is welcome to this event. During the day there will be opportunities for visitors to explore all kinds of topics. There will be opportunities to try some online research, local groups will have demonstrations and displays and there will be photograph exhibitions and film shows.

The subjects covered will range from 2 World War photographs, local architecture, parish records, heirloom textiles, traditional crafts, quilting and hands-on have a go at making a rag rug and much more. Local heritage groups will show some of the resent material and activities they have been working on.If any Wayland residents have photographs, postcards, needlework or artefacts of any kind they would like to show or to learn about, we would love to see them too. Everyone can contribute to capturing our wayland heritage for the generations to come. We will have cameras and scanners there on the day so we can record the items that are brought in, so your precious heirlooms will not have to leave your sight. There will be oppotunities to sign-up to take part in workshops and activities during the comming year.

The Discovery Day will run from 10.30am and in the evening at 7pm there will be a special treat when John Davies from the Norfolk Museums and Archaeological Service will speak on ‘Boudica’s Norfolk’. Dr Davies has recently had two books published on the subject, the video clip below shows him talking about one of them. The video was produced by Poppyland Publishing.