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mowing rye crop using a scythe

Summer on the COAM Farm – harvesting rye

“Harvest Home” Following on from my earlier blog post (‘The Art of Haymaking’) the other big job that the farm team have been busy with over the summer months has been getting our rye crop harvested. At COAM we use the long straw of the rye we grow in our arable fields for thatching the

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Bodgers Hut

Another ‘bodge job’

The bodgers hut Chiltern Open Air Museum prides itself re-constructing local historical buildings for preservation as well as the occasional construction of replicas of buildings long lost. Experts and enthusiasts dedicate many hours, days and even years of hard, painstaking work to ensure all projects adhere to the highest quality standards the building works require.

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Family Christmas Traditions

Family Christmas Traditions

Family Christmas Traditions Oh Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! A festive time to celebrate with friends and family, by eating turkey, Brussel sprouts and indulging in that all important, warm glass of mulled wine. These are just a couple of things that we associate with the Christmas period, but when did these

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Henton Mission Room

A poem about Henton Mission Room

Henton Mission. I am Henton, proud and smart, Recently dressed with the painters art, Prim and proper, I can be seen, Suitably placed on the edge of the green. Where: I watch the visitors passing by, Some, they come inside, Especially when the music plays: ‘Oh Lord, with me Abide.’ I’m always prim and proper,

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The Museum is currently closed for the winter until 1st April, 2017. We will open for our special Christmas event on 3rd - 4th December 11am - 4pm.