Discovery Day 2010

By John Marlow

History from the past as well as history in the making was in evidence at the second Discovery Day held on the Common in June.

The past was to be seen in the traditional rural crafts, some still very much in use today:- Bee-keeping, stick-making, spinning, carving sculptures from logs, and the jetsam recovered from the River Lea at Batford.

The present was to be seen in the Circus skills being taught by Scottie, and at the Finger-painting stall. The Arena held demonstrations of the ancient arts of Dog Handling and  Birds of Prey flying, and the more modern "skill" of Wellie Throwing.

The items recovered from the River Lea at Batford can be seen at the Harpenden and District Local History Centre at Park Hall.

Photo:Watching bees ar work

Watching bees ar work

John Marlow

Photo:A selection of sticks

A selection of sticks

Photo:Spinning

Spinning

Photo:Carving with a chainsaw

Carving with a chainsaw

Photo:Scottie teaching circus skills

Scottie teaching circus skills

Photo:Finger-painting fun

Finger-painting fun

Photo:Scrambling all over the Fire Engine

Scrambling all over the Fire Engine

Photo:Trying out the ULVG dumper truck

Trying out the ULVG dumper truck

Photo:Some of the objects which had been dumped or dropped in the River Lea which had been recovered by the Upper Lea Valley Group. Many of these items can be seen at the Local History Centre at Park Hall.

Some of the objects which had been dumped or dropped in the River Lea which had been recovered by the Upper Lea Valley Group. Many of these items can be seen at the Local History Centre at Park Hall.

This page was added by John Marlow on 26/08/2010.
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Lovely pictures!

By Noa and Kate
On 07/06/2011

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