DON’T MISS IT ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY!
Monday, 29 May 2017, will be a time to remember – a day with a difference – and you will need to be there as Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse stages its annual Rock ’n’ Roll day. There’ll be music from the ’50s and ’60s, as well as cars relating to the period, and much, much more as well!
For full details, please take a look at the EVENTS page on this website.
Look inside the butterfly and moth enclosure, see the spiders and their web of flies and make your own spider web.
In the Victorian chapel, inspired by the natural world, you could watch The Wacky Woodturner, Joshua Hubbard, at work on his lathe and discover how he turns timber into bowls, mushrooms and dibbers.
And nearby, you could see what’s growing – and living – in the Gressenhall gardens.
You could also meet the team from the Raptor Trust and discover how they treat sick and injured birds of prey and find out about how they help protect and conserve both the birds and the habitat in which they live.
The site was bursting with new life – but what did you discover?
Down on the farm the horses were in action - Gressenhall's Suffolk Punches and Shires from members of the Eastern Counties Heavy Horse Association, ECHHA.
WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK
Explore more about Norfolk’s recent past from local metal detectorist groups. Go behind the scenes at the Norfolk Collections Centre and discover the West Runton Mammoth!
Take a guided tour around the Norfolk Collections Centre, where Norfolk Museum Service keeps some of the larger items from its reserve collections.
See a range of fascinating objects including the tusk of the West Runton Mammoth and hear more about this fascinating local discovery from David Waterhouse, Curator of Natural History.
Get creative with lots of family activities including Art Attack! and the Norfolk County Council Family Learning team.
NORWICH & DISTRICT GOAT CLUB SHOW PHOTO ALBUM
Photography: Ashley Gray, Friends of Gressenhall webmaster
DOWN ON GRESSENHALL FARM
Left: Our own two 'Poldarks' – Adriaan (left) and Matt (right) – with scythes having been cutting hay in the orchard; Centre: Trojan and Farm volunteers collecting hay from our orchard to be delivered to the farm; Right: our Red Poll Cow enjoying the fruits of their labour (Hay in rack).
Photography: Mike Crisp, Assistant Farm Officer