PICTURES: A Day with the Ducketts in September

Make sure to head along to this special event

Darren Hassett

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A Day with the Ducketts is a two day festival scheduled to take place in Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Walled Gardens on September 8 and 9. 

The event aims to recreate the setting of Duckett’s Grove as it was in the early 1900’s through a series of exhibitions, tours and demonstrations.

Unused building will be reopened and used to illustrate living and working conditions of the Duckett’s and their workers.

Demonstrations will include:
Weaving; Basket making; Butter making; Blacksmith; Exhibition of artefacts and images and documents dating from the period; Steam engines, horse carts and carriages and Bee Keeping.

There will be tours of the recently renovated gardens and it is hoped to recreate a peasant cottage and stables. Musical entertainment will also be provided and period games will also keep the children entertained.