Hands on history: our summer working party
Working parties are a real highlight of our year. This week volunteers and specialists worked beautifully together to help repair our Old House Project and nearby Boxley Abbey, Kent. There were tons of hands-on activities to try, nights around the campfire and a huge amount of work was achieved.
We believe that the best way to learn traditional building skills is through hands-on experience. Our working parties are a fun way to learn from some of the country's leading craftspeople in a relaxed setting. For a week professionals, students and amateurs are united in their efforts to help a historic building, working and camping together. Sarah, a student commented: “On a normal building site I never feel comfortable. Here everyone is exceptionally welcoming.”
The campsite in the Abbey gardens. Credit: Christian Montez
Volunteer Heather working on timber floor repairs in the medieval barn. Credit: Christian Montez
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