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Events at Acton Scott

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We host daily demonstrations giving a flavour of farm life at the turn of the 20th Century. The farm bailiff and the bailiff's wife will be around the farmyard and cottage carrying out everyday tasks and interpreting Victorian farm life.

Throughout the season there are special events organised on high days and holidays along with our ever-popular harvest celebrations and threshing weekends towards the end of our year. See below for events and date.

Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August

Wonderful Wood Weekend

As the name suggests there will be demonstrations featuring wood and how it is used.  Our wheelwrights will be showcasing their skills each day. The bodger will be working at the pole lathe on Saturday and the Shropshire Wood Carvers will be here over the weekend displaying their work. 

This weekend will also include a World War 1 commemoration, and poet Jean Atkin will be here to help visitors put their thoughts in poetry form. A display of information on local men during WW1 and original items from the period, situated in the Bailiff’s Cottage, will give people a chance to reflect on the huge changes which took place in the countryside 100 years ago.

Children will be able to make peg-doll soldiers or housewives over the weekend, while there will be butter making on Sunday, and a roving musician on site on Monday.

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September

Harvest Weekend

An iconic time on any farm - see preparations being made on Saturday for the procession at 3pm on Sunday.

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 October/Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 November

Steam Threshing Weekends

This most evocative of events brings our season to a close. There’s an extra special atmosphere on the farm at threshing time.

To avoid disappointment, if you are hoping to see a particular craft demonstration on the day of your visit, or a special event, please call in advance to check the programme.

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
01694 781307
01694 781569
Shropshire Council
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN
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