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toll house kitchen

The history of our toll house

Between 1724 and 1727 Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, published A tour through the whole island of Great Britain. He comments that the roads all over the country “had been ploughed so deep, and materials have been in some places so difficult to be had for repair of the roads, that all the surveyors

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Horse working a horse gin

Horse gin and cherry ladder

Horse gin and cherry ladder – not words that you might expect to be seen together, but just some of the things that we have at Hill Farm Barn which originally stood off Joiners Lane in Chalfont St Peter. The date of the farm itself is uncertain, but the farmhouse contained a cruck truss believed

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Christmas Weekend Stall Holders

We had a fantastic Christmas Weekend with a variety of local stall holders selling lots of artisan products. If you couldn’t make the Christmas event or wished you’d purchased an item we’ve got all the online details of our stall holders so that you can get in touch. Illustrations by Jo www.rainonthewindowpane.etsy.com Instagram: @rainonthewindowopane Twitter:

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Chanukiah

What is Chanukah?

Chanukah, or the Festival of Rededication, is an eight day festival in the Jewish calendar. It celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Seleucids (who were one ruling Greek empire after Alexander the Great’s) in 164 BCE. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and usually takes

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