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Chilterns Summer Festival Chilterns Conservation Board

Chalk Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership

Be a part of the new Chilterns Summer Festival in 2020 Our friends, The Chilterns Conservation Board, are running a new Heritage Lottery Funded project called Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership. As part of this project they are running an exciting Chilterns Summer Festival in 2020, to help promote the Chilterns and its unique

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Countryfile Filming at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Countryfile and Harvest

Chiltern Open Air Museum to Feature on the BBC’s Countryfile On the 19th September the BBC’s Countryfile visited the Museum to find out more about Harvest and its traditions. At the heart of the Museum is a working historic farm with arable fields and livestock that is run (as much as possible) using traditional methods

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Endangered crafts working with straw

Endangered Crafts

We’ve all heard of endangered animals but have you heard of endangered crafts? The UK has an amazing range of heritage skills and crafts some of which the Chilterns are known for, such as chair making, but sadly the knowledge of how to do some of these skills are becoming endangered. The Heritage Crafts Association

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Things to do in the summer holidays - meet our costumed inhabitants

Things to do in the summer holidays

The 2019 summer holidays are almost upon us and we’ve got lots planned to keep the family entertained over the summer months. Outdoor Games Trail The team have been busy creating a variety of self-led trails for our 2019 season. The trails are designed to engage children in the history and nature found around the

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