On this day...13th August


In 2013 it was time for some experimental archaeology. Ellie led a willing team of volunteers in an attempt to recreate an Anglo-Saxon bread oven.


Here are the ladies weaving the wattle…







...and here are the chaps mixing the daub (yes there was a good deal of horse manure in that mix) 😉










There was not much room in that oven but someone had to apply the daub to the frame's inner.




But our lovely little site children, Herbert and Wilfred, were happy to supply the decoration to the outside. The oven took a day or two to dry but come back later to find out if it worked.

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