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EASTER celebrations took place in true traditional style at the Weald and Downland Museum over the weekend.

Hundreds of people flocked to the picturesque museum in Singleton to enjoy a whole range of spring-time entertainment.

Families enjoyed performances from the Tudor Group rehearsing their Easter miracle play on Sunday, 
while Mythago Morris entertained crowds on Saturday with their old English stories told through dance, music and verse.

A spokesman for the group, which is based in Coolham, said they were looking forward to the day’s celebrations.

Children enjoyed the games – playing on stilts and skittles – while many took part in egg-painting, Easter bonnet-making and a parade on Easter Monday.

There was Easter cooking in Winkhurst Kitchen and demonstrations from the museum’s volunteers, who showed people what Easter celebrations would have been like in the cottages.

Families picnicked in the sunshine while enjoying the scenery and people of all ages explored the museum’s historic buildings and watched lambs in the fields.

There were also demonstrations from skilled craftsmen, including artists, dressed-up workers making match for guns and a display of how armour would have been made.

Some of the shepherd’s huts from last week’s 
two-day exhibition of shepherd’s huts and rural buildings were also on show at the museum.




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