Heritage Open Day:
We had our first Heritage Open Day on Sunday 15th September, when the Hunsbury Hill Centre was opened to the public as part of the national Heritage Week. Despite the wet and blowy weather, there was a very good crowd of people who attended throughout the day and hopefully they had an enjoyable time. There were a number of tours of the farmhouse and outbuildings and displays giving a history of the site since it was first built in around 1770 by Edward Bouverie of Delapre Abbey.
Family Fun Event:
As part of the Heritage Open Day there were also a range of family activities and stalls held in the High Barn that we ran in co-ordination with a number of young people on their National Citizen Service. Many thanks to all the following for their help and support:
They organised children’s games and face painting as well as a variety of stalls including Splat the Rat, Name the Bear, Guess the weight of the cake, Play your cards right and an excellent children’s arts and craft area. They raised £469.36 on the day for their chosen charity, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and £1301.90 in total. If it was not for their enthusiasm and hard work, we would not have been able to do all that we did.
We would also like to thank the following organisations and charities for attending the family event yesterday and taking part:
- Northamptonshire Safer Roads team with PC John McQuaid and Community van
- Northamptonshire Fire Brigade Green Watch from Mereway fire station
- Drovers Return Café who provided the tea, coffee and homemade cakes
- Impressions catering who provided a variety of hot rolls
- Beverley and her lovely rescued guinea pigs, not forgetting Mickey Mouse!
- Northamptonshire Beekeepers Association with their live bees and delicious honey
- The Women’s Food and Farming Union with Jane Treharne who provided an excellent supply of homemade cheese biscuits to accompany the varied cheeses she had bought along
- Northamptonshire Natural History Society – along with bugs, insects and other assorted friends!
- Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance service who were the chosen charity for the NCS people.
- British Heart Foundation
- Cerebral Palsy
We hope to be able to publish some photos of the day soon.